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

Vaclav Petras wenzeslaus at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 19:20:35 PDT 2014

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:08 PM, Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

> Vaclav Petras wrote:
> > 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.
> Nothing stops the user from installing MSys if they want it. In fact,
> users who are likely to want it may already have it installed, so we
> shouldn't be installing a second copy (which may conflict with their
> existing copy; even if it doesn't, they now have to configure and
> maintain two copies).
> We shouldn't be forcing it on people. Whether it's "better" isn't the
> issue. It's not what Windows users will be familiar with. It's not
> what's going to be described if users search for documentation on
> "Windows command line".
> GRASS 6 has to bundle MSys because GRASS 6 won't work without it. That
> shouldn't be the case for GRASS 7.
> This sounds reasonable. If users want something better then what MS
provides they should install it, as you say, or they should install
different OS or use Python for scripting, I would say.

I would also oppose adding new items to the start menu if we would come to
this. Users are confused enough from the (already) provided options.

> Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
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