[GRASS-dev] New splash screen for GRASS GIS 7?

Newcomb, Doug doug_newcomb at fws.gov
Wed Jan 21 09:21:20 PST 2015

Would location directory be clearer than just location?


On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 12:03 PM, Vaclav Petras <wenzeslaus at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 9:28 AM, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:37 AM, Vincent Bain <bain at toraval.fr> wrote:
>> > Just for fun, I made a couple of tests there:
>> > http://www.lesfavrets.fr/telec/grass_splash.tar.gz
> Please, have a look at my suggestion in the attachment for welcome/startup
> screen/window. It contains a graphics but it has small height. Title and
> whole upper part is changed. Note that it is actually done in code, so it
> is pretty precise, except for the graphics which was done just quickly. The
> gray in the background of the image is the one of the window done using
> transparency so it should always match with the window. Unfortunately, this
> will fail miserably when somebody has dark window background color or green
> one (text or logo will be invisible).
> I would also like to change some terms used in the startup window. Namely,
> avoid using ambiguous word "project". If it is not clear, use "GRASS
> location", otherwise just "location". Same for mapset. We should also let
> the translators know that location and mapset should not be translated, or
> translated very carefully. Perhaps also, "Start GRASS" should be replaced
> by "Start GRASS session" which is something we avoid in documentation but
> it is quite crucial to understand how it works.
> I like the splash with grass in the background. Hopefully, there is enough
> CC BY images out there.
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Doug Newcomb
Raleigh, NC
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Interior.   Life is too short for undocumented, proprietary data formats.
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