[GRASS-dev] New splash screen for GRASS GIS 7?
ychemin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 09:38:17 PST 2015
On 21 January 2015 at 22:54, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 6:03 PM, Vaclav Petras <wenzeslaus at gmail.com>
> > Please, have a look at my suggestion in the attachment for
> > screen/window. It contains a graphics but it has small height. Title and
> > whole upper part is changed.
> Nice - perhaps the "Welcome to GRASS GIS." should be simply removed to
> shorten that line.
> (the word "Welcome" can go into the splash screen)
> > 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,
> > will fail miserably when somebody has dark window background color or
> > one (text or logo will be invisible).
> If technically possible as a test if the window background is dark and
> if yes, replace transparency with some white?
> Transparency of the picture can be set to 50% white, it should failsafe
most conditions of background, while blending to some amount with the
> > I would also like to change some terms used in the startup window.
> > 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,
> > translated very carefully.
> The "project" has been introduced in the past to de-confuse user
> coming from "other" GIS.
> "Location" alone is not quite clear I fear.
> > 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.
> Good point.
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