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

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Fri Oct 24 01:44:24 PDT 2014

On 24/10/14 04:20, Vaclav Petras wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:08 PM, Glynn Clements
> <glynn at gclements.plus.com <mailto:glynn at gclements.plus.com>> wrote:
>     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.



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