[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS GIS] #588: wxGUI: About GRASS GIS window doesn't let you view full lic or devs

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sat Oct 3 02:44:48 EDT 2009

#588: wxGUI: About GRASS GIS window doesn't let you view full lic or devs
  Reporter:  hamish        |       Owner:  grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org
      Type:  defect        |      Status:  reopened                 
  Priority:  major         |   Milestone:  6.4.0                    
 Component:  Compiling     |     Version:  6.4.0 RCs                
Resolution:                |    Keywords:  wingrass, license        
  Platform:  MSWindows XP  |         Cpu:  Unspecified              
Comment (by cmbarton):

 There are 2 things. The worst bug is that the needed files are/were not
 being copied into the binaries by the makefile. William says he has fixed
 this on the Mac (I haven't yet tested) but I saw comments on the same
 issue in Windows today.

 The 2nd thing is that the information in the files (AUTHOR, COPYING, etc)
 is too big to go into a standard AboutDialog. It is cut off and there is
 no way to add scroll bars to the AboutDialog. Even with the new menu
 buttons, it is still too big (the AUTHORS and GPL.TXT files are several
 screen pages long). So this just won't fit into a standard AboutDialog and
 we have to do something custom in any case. I thought the flatnotebook at
 least matches the rest of the interface, but if someone wants to try
 another kind of control that's OK. However, any control used for this
 information will need scrollbars at the least and it would be better to
 break the information up into its natural chunks (represented by the files
 in $GISBASE).

 I'd recommend either changing this to closed or at least to enhancement
 rather than defect once the Makefiles are fixed on Mac and Windows.


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