[GRASS-dev] Applying in GSOC 2012

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Sun Mar 25 22:32:19 EDT 2012


Can you explain what you mean a little more clearly.

What is "window flooding"? If you mean that there are a lot of windows, this is a consequence of each GRASS module launching its own independent GUI dialog. This is done because a significant number of people like to launch modules from the command line rather than from the integrated GUI. It might be nice to have an option that windows would close automatically when a module is run unless a 'run and stay open' box was checked, or something like that. This would have the biggest impact on reducing window clutter.  

What do you mean by an integrated GUI? GRASS has an integrated GUI. How would you change this? Redoing the GUI in something other than wxPython would take a LOT of time, and would probably present a problem in being maintainable by the development team. Swipe features could be very nice. How would you create these in wxPython so that they would operate across all OS platforms? Emulating ArcGIS is not necessarily an improvement to the user experience. A PostGIS manager could be quite nice. Again, how would you implement this in wxPython across all OS platforms?

This all sounds like several SOC projects instead of one. It would probably be better if you picked one and sketched it out in more detail.


On Mar 25, 2012, at 10:00 AM, <grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org> <grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org> wrote:

> Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:35:33 +0530
> From: Mohit Kumar <mohit.kumarug08 at students.iiit.ac.in>
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-dev] Applying in GSOC 2012
> To: <grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org>
> Cc: markus.metz.giswork at googlemail.com, landa.martin at gmail.com
> Message-ID: <e2ad3c6e837f112efad9517452a4e7fc at students.iiit.ac.in>
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> On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 02:23:38 +0530, Mohit Kumar wrote:
>> Hello ,
>> I am a M.S. research student from Lab for Spatial Informatics,
>> International Institute of Information and Technology, Hyderabad,
>> India. I have been developing in C++/Python from past two years, I
>> also know jsp, java, qt,applets, mapServer, google maps API.
>> I am very much interested in GUI development and want to get involved
>> in GRASS, I have used ILWIS and ArcGIS. As a user of GRASS I have
>> found window flooding in wxGUI. I would like to work on wxGUI idea on
>> the ideas page.
>> Apart from adding an integrated GUI I will add swipe feature. I will
>> also like to add PostGIS manager like in QGis.
>> I also developed web based Optical remote sensing virtual lab for
>> DRDO, India .
>> Is there anybody willing to mentor me?
>> Regards,
>> Mohit Kumar
>> Undergraduate Computer Science
>> Lab for Spatial Informatics
>> International Institute of Information and Technology
>> Hyderabad, India
>> +9.1-
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> Hello,
> I would really appreciate some quick response since I have been trying 
> to get in touch but haven't been successful. I am really interested in 
> being a part of GRASS development and look forward to your support.
> Regards,
> Mohit Kumar
> Lab For Spatial Informatics
> International Institute of Information and Technology
> Hyderabad, India
> +9.1-

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