[GRASS-dev] g.extension in GRASS 6.5

Martin Landa landa.martin at gmail.com
Thu May 6 13:30:54 EDT 2010


2010/5/6 Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org>:
> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Martin wrote:
>>> currently we have Python version of g.extension script in GRASS 7 and
>>> Bash version in GRASS 6.5. It's pain to maintain the both version. I
>>> would suggest to replace Bash version with Python in GRASS 6.5. It's
>>> new module, so no backwards compatibility will be broken. Only one
>>> drawback is that g.extension will requires Python to be available.
>> AFAIU the shell script version of g.extension is slated to be backported
>> to the release branch for 6.4.1. it's there, it works (AFAIK),
> I don't think so - there are lots of problems reported in the list.
> Are you sure? I would rather make it a python script since the shell
> version is a pain.

g.extension script is quite new, hypothetically if MarkusN started to
write this script in Python would it be included also in GRASS 6.5?
Keeping two versions of relatively new script is really a pain. I am
working on some improvements in g.extension which would be quite
complicated to implement in Bash. The result will be g.extension
(still Bash) with very limited functionality in GRASS 6.


Martin Landa <landa.martin gmail.com> * http://gama.fsv.cvut.cz/~landa

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