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

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Fri Jan 23 02:07:41 PST 2015

On Jan 23, 2015 9:26 AM, "Paulo van Breugel" <p.vanbreugel at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

If you reread my comment, it was about people new to GRASS. My personal
objective with the new release us to get the user community enlarged.

> But that is perhaps not as much about creating a better/alternative
welcome screen

Indeed it is. Believe me, I am following the community for 15+ years now.

> and more about some of the more radical changes proposed.

This is not related to this thread but something for GRASS 8.


>> PS: the current screen may optionally remain.
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