[GRASS-dev] GRASS extensions/addons mismatch

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Thu Dec 15 12:20:31 EST 2011

Looking forward to testing. 

Right now it's end of semester. Papers to grade. Papers to finish revising. Proposals to finish. Really looking forward to sabbatical in January.

C. Michael Barton
Director, Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity 
Professor of Anthropology, School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Arizona State University

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On Dec 14, 2011, at 11:12 PM, Hamish wrote:

> [by the way, I'd love to hear feedback from Mac users about how well
> g.extension(.sh) and the wxGUI extension manager performs in the latest
> 6.x.svn]
> Michael wrote:
>> The way that William had it set is
>> that the default locations for addons were defined as
>> /Library/GRASS/6.4 or /Library/GRASS/6.5 etc. The system
>> and/or user /Library folder is the normal place for
>> preferences, plugins, and other such files on a Mac. While
>> the Mac is Unix at heart, people don't interact with its OS
>> and file system in the same way Linux users do. If there are
>> things we want to hide from normal users, then using a
>> hidden directory is OK. But for addons, it is better to put
>> them in a place where users expect to find them. FWIW, it
>> would be better if preferences were in /Library too because
>> that's where they are for other software.
> fwiw, wrt the per-user ~/Library dir in Lion getting hidden, see:
>  http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/22/access-user-library-folder-in-os-x-lion/
> afaik the system-wide /Library is still world visible.
> Hamish

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