[GRASS-dev] WinGRASS71svn using Windows shell (not bourne shell) thogh MSYS is installed

Helmut Kudrnovsky hellik at web.de
Thu Oct 23 00:44:14 PDT 2014

Moritz Lennert wrote
> On 23/10/14 02:53, Vaclav Petras wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 8:28 PM, Glynn Clements
>> <

> glynn at .plus

>  <mailto:

> glynn at .plus

> >> wrote:
>>     Martin Landa wrote:
>>     > > Given the history of the Python issue I shall not complain about
>> a missing Unix shell on Windows...
>>     >
>>     > switching to msys shell is easy, just change in env.bat file
>>     >
>>     > REM set GRASS_SH=%OSGEO4W_ROOT%\apps\msys\bin\sh.exe
>>     >
>>     > to
>>     >
>>     > set GRASS_SH=%OSGEO4W_ROOT%\apps\msys\bin\sh.exe
>>     >
>>     > Probably we could add new item to start menu as it's in G6.
>>     Does the Windows installer still contain MSys? If so, why?
>> I'm afraid we have an issue with what we want. Do we want to remove msys
>> in favor of native command line or do we want to have msys available
>> because it is much better then the MS Windows native command line.
>> I personally don't care much and I prefer whatever works better. (I'm
>> not using MS Windows, I have the real unix-like command line on my
>> system.)
> For me the whole idea of the last 10 years of work on getting GRASS 
> usable on Windows was to get rid of the need of *nix emulation. Msys was 
> the last remnant of that, and if we can get rid of it and make GRASS 
> into a "real Windows native" than I'm all for it.
> Moritz

FWIW I'm in favour for keeping it. 

although winGRASS is able to run without it, there are some nice and for
daily life useful gnu tools coming with msys  (e.g. grep ...), IMO it
doesn't harm to ship it with winGRASS.

best regards
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