[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #2372: GRASS 7 on windows starts with minimized CMD window

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Fri Jul 18 01:54:33 PDT 2014

#2372: GRASS 7 on windows starts with minimized CMD window
 Reporter:  marisn       |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  defect       |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  blocker      |   Milestone:  7.0.0                    
Component:  Startup      |     Version:  svn-releasebranch70      
 Keywords:  wingrass     |    Platform:  Unspecified              
      Cpu:  Unspecified  |  
 This is an inverse bug of #1891

 Steps to reproduce:
  * Install Wingrass on a clean machine (without previous GRASS 7 install
 or just remove AppData/Roaming/GRASS7 folder)
  * Click on "GRASS GIS 7.0.0svn GUI" icon to launch GRASS
  * Observe how GRASS fails to start.

 Actual behaviour - GRASS starts a minimized CMD window with a welcome
 message and prompt "Press Enter to continue". Unless user notices
 minimized CMD window and makes a correct guess to restore the window to
 read any messages there, he waits forever for GRASS to start.

 Expected behaviour - GRASS starts with normal (non-minimized) CMD window
 thus allowing user to read the Welcome message and press Enter to launch

 I had a chance to observe how 20 persons were hit by this bug. Thus a
 claim "it doesn't affect users" is not a valid one.

 Tested on Wingrass 7.0.0 yesterdays nightly.

 Setting as a blocker for 7.0 release, as 1) it is ruining the first
 impression about GRASS GIS and 2) it is trivial to fix.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/2372>
GRASS GIS <http://grass.osgeo.org>

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