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

Yann Chemin ychemin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 02:01:47 PST 2015

+1 for a button, but I am not sure sure a data download is that
The button might just be a script creating a (several?) empty Location(s?)
in a directory that the user can choose.

On 30 January 2015 at 15:20, Moritz Lennert <mlennert at club.worldonline.be>

> On 29/01/15 17:43, Vaclav Petras wrote:
>> On the MS Windows installer takes care of that by copying demo Location
>> to newly created grassdata dir in Documents and creating the rc file. Is
>> this enough? If not why? And do we want to do something similar for
>> cases when installation is not done by GRASS GIS? If startup detects no
>> grassdata it could just create the dir and copy the demo Location there,
>> so the only thing needed is to press Start button.
> Don't forget that in many GNU/Linux distributions data is separated from
> applications in the packaging. So, either we have to tell users to install
> a specific data package (e.g. grass-demodata) or the startup screen needs a
> button: "Download and unpack demo data".
> Moritz
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