[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #1891: wingrass: background dosbox from regular wxgui startup

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sun May 5 02:18:13 PDT 2013

#1891: wingrass: background dosbox from regular wxgui startup
 Reporter:  hamish    |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  blocker   |   Milestone:  6.4.3                    
Component:  Default   |     Version:  svn-releasebranch64      
 Keywords:  wingrass  |    Platform:  MSWindows 7              
      Cpu:  x86-64    |  

Comment(by hamish):

 Replying to [comment:44 neteler]:
 > ... I omitted to say that I have done this only during the last but
 > one personal test round. Originally there was no need to install
 > these DLLs at all on my Win8 box. Hence uninstallation of GRASS should
 > have changed that situation.
 > /me confused

 older development versions of the installer were quietly shipping the MS
 visual runtime dlls, and copying them to $GISBASE/extralib/ every time.
 that is not allowed by the license, so a couple of weeks ago it was
 changed to download them instead, at the user's request. so it depends if
 your last install was older than a couple of weeks ago or not.

 they were probably never installed system-wide on your computer, and
 disappeared and reappeared within the current $GISBASE with every
 uninstall and reinstall.

 it also seems that in the last month or two there was another change in
 the situation when whoever builds either python.exe &/or the osgeo4w stack
 switched to a newer development environment which wanted the new msvcr100
 dlls, while older programs shipping with those tools still want the older
 versions of the runtime dlls.

 the root of all this fun of course is that Microsoft makes them a standard
 part of their compiler builds, but doesn't ship them as standard OS
 libraries, and then makes installing them later by the end-user a total
 pain in the neck. but there's not much we can do about that.


Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/1891#comment:45>
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