[GRASS-dev] Making start of GRASS GIS easier for newcomers
ychemin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 08:53:15 PST 2015
On 23 January 2015 at 22:18, Anna Petrášová <kratochanna at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:34 AM, Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com>
>> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM, Markus Metz <
>> markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> That is why I suggested a minimal (minimal information content)
>>> welcome screen with one OK button and one change button. The OK button
>>> should be prominently placed, the user must immediately see that all
>>> is needed to get started is to press OK. This welcome screen could be
>>> written such that practically nothing but wx needs to be imported,
>>> which means that the splash screen can go away. Because of the little
>>> amount of content (text + buttons), there would be enough space for
>>> graphics even on small screens.
>>> You could have drop-down boxes for location and mapset to offer a
>>> choice instead of fixed text.
>> Do I understand correctly that such drop-down boxes to change current
>> location and mapset are to be found at the stage when GRASS is already
>> started? Meaning that you are in a XY empty location and you can choose to
>> go directly to a different one without restarting GRASS? If this is your
>> proposal, I think that this would indeed do a huge difference to anyone
>> working in grass, not only newcomers, in terms of practicality
>> That's already there. I am not sure if it makes such a huge difference.
It is there indeed, but there is here an element of perceived availability
that maybe needed, or maybe perceived focus in the work flow...
>> Best regards,
>> Dr. Margherita DI LEO
>> Scientific / technical project officer
>> European Commission - DG JRC
>> Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
>> Via Fermi, 2749
>> I-21027 Ispra (VA) - Italy - TP 261
>> Tel. +39 0332 78 3600
>> margherita.di-leo at jrc.ec.europa.eu
>> Disclaimer: The views expressed are purely those of the writer and may
>> not in any circumstance be regarded as stating an official position of the
>> European Commission.
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