[GRASS-dev] backgrounding wxGUI, defaults for 6.x

Maris Nartiss maris.gis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 03:01:05 EDT 2009

I still think that setting inmature GUI as default one isn't the best
idea. On my ~amd64 box I'm unable to start wxgui with g.gui (no
error), launch from init.sh almost works (just tested - recent svn up
has fixed some actions with NULL/NotAnObject). New wxgui will be
really good UI, still right now I still preffer old gis.m.

Sorry for rant,

2009/9/22, Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com>:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to have g.gui detach the GUI from the terminal prompt?
> That is typically what you'd want to happen. ^Z + bg are redundant
> keystrokes / cumulatively lost moments. The man pages shouldn't have
> to suggest to do "g.gui $GUI &".  g.gui isn't the program, it's just
> the launcher.
> I am trying 6.5 with default wx on Debian/Etch which has no wx2.8 in it.
> "g.gui" fails cleanly enough with an error message that there is no wx,
> but it feels sort of like a "what now?" situation.  ("g.gui --ui" isn't
> exactly an obvious solution, maybe put that in the init.sh startup help)
> at least the module GUIs are still tcl/tk so you can use them.
> if we set the default wx now we are in practice making wxwidgets a
> mandatory dependency for that release. (not technically, but it can
> seem that way)
> Probably wx2.8 has made it into most systems these days; I'm just
> wondering how best to facilitate the fail-safe mode.
> Hamish
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