[GRASS-dev] grass toolboxes idea continued (g.extension)
landa.martin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 05:47:30 EST 2012
2012/1/3 Maris Nartiss <maris.gis at gmail.com>:
> I'm not in the mood to digg deeply into this concept. It looks similar
> to R packages, right? Can we borrow most of (design) from R to not
> reinvent the wheel and to learn from their mistakes/success?
we share just the idea, I don't know technical solution of providing R
packages so deeply. Anyway there is no so big overlap from my POV
(speaking about technical solution).
> Also, if we have an option to start a new, why limit ourselves to
> single or double letter as toolbox prefix? I assume, all modules in a
> toolbox should have a common prefix, like hy.flow, right?
Not at all, toolbox should be just set of modules, see initial example
for "Hydrology" toolbox. Toolbox is described in XML file  which
currently contains name, code, correlate toolboxes and list of
Currently it means that if you run
g.extension -t ext=HY
it will install all r.stream modules from addons a register them in
GRASS_ADDON_BASE/modules.xml and GRASS_ADDON_BASE/toolboxes.xml. It's
already implemented. What should be done
* g.extension should modify wxGUI menu to add new items for each module
* g.extension should register new toolbar related to the given toolbox.
Any kind of help is very welcomed. Personally I have very limited time
for these tasks.
Martin Landa <landa.martin gmail.com> * http://geo.fsv.cvut.cz/~landa
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