[GRASS-dev] Making start of GRASS GIS easier for newcomers

Paulo van Breugel p.vanbreugel at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 00:26:44 PST 2015

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 9:20 AM, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> my motivation to discuss the current welcome screen is that too many
> potential new users try to launch GRASS, do not get past that screen and
> walk away ("too difficult"). Yes, and they will likely not read the manual
> but just take another GIS.
> This is a multiple times reported fact.
> Let's solve this. Otherwise it is too sad.

I agree, but I think we should be careful to weight in the reasons why
users stay with GRASS GIS as well. But that is perhaps not as much about
creating a better/alternative welcome screen and more about some of the
more radical changes proposed.

> Markus
> PS: the current screen may optionally remain.
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