[GRASS-dev] grass toolboxes idea continued (g.extension)

Robert Szczepanek robert at szczepanek.pl
Tue Jan 3 16:37:54 EST 2012

Hi Ben,

This is very good idea.
At the moment it sounds more like useful tool for developers, not 
directly users. Mentioned projects implement common libraries and 
modules in their own style and structure. And I don't think it will 
change soon. This is however good moment to start discussion about 
unified hierarchy.
But this can be good point to start with common tags. Such tags (simple 
to implement and transparent) will help developers build toolboxes and 
implement frameworks [1].

[1] http://polymeris.github.com/qgis/

W dniu 03.01.2012 21:31, Benjamin Ducke pisze:
> Since there are at least four major FOSS desktop GIS
> projects (GRASS, SAGA, SEXTANTE + gvSIG, QGIS + GRASS plugin),
> each of which faces the same problem of sorting geoprocessing
> tools into groups, I wonder: Would it be worth the effort
> to try to establish a common hierarchy/grouping standard for
> for geoprocessing tools across GIS? Sort of like the LSB
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Standard_Base) for
> Linux file system hierarchies?
> I imagine this would make it much easier for users to work
> with different FOSS GIS and always find the tools they need.
> A common standard could also include labels and descriptions,
> plus their translations into different languages, and of
> course icons for GUIs.
> Ben

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