[GRASS-dev] updates needed on wingrass webpage?

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Aug 19 14:37:38 PDT 2014


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 4:31 AM, Helena Mitasova <hmitaso at ncsu.edu> wrote:
> As I am going through the class instructions I am wondering whether the text
> on the page from which the students download WinGRASS needs updates:
> http://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/binary/mswindows/native/
> specifically - do we still consider WinGRASS an experimental project? We have been using it in courses for couple years now.

Right, I have rephrased that and made also other minor updates for
winGRASS 7 in that README.html

> Also, is the binary still built on Windows Vista as indicated in the text?

I guess not, taken out.

> There is also a link to
> http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/WinGRASS_Current_Status
> which mostly includes references to 6.4, so this may be confusing to users installing GRASS7.
> If this wiki page is not maintained perhaps the link should be removed.

I have turned it into a new landing page:

-> http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/WinGRASS_6_Current_Status (the old
page with some updates)
-> http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/WinGRASS_7_Current_Status (new)

(@all: Feel free to improve. Hey, it is a Wiki)

> Finally, the LOCATION that is provided with WinGRASS is called NORTH_CAROLINA
> which is different from nc_spm_08 for GRASS6 and nc_spm_08_grass7 for GRASS7.

You mean in the installer?

> This is not a huge issue but users who may already have NORTH_CAROLINA from previous installs
> and skip downloading it for WinGRASS7 may be surprised that the vector data don't work.
> Should the name of this location be changed (preferably to nc_spm_08_grass7) to indicate
> that this is a different data set in terms of vector data format?

I don't see that on

Please let me/us know where to fix that issue.


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