[GRASS-dev] Fwd: Re: Upcoming 7.2.0: review which addons to move to core

Sören Gebbert soerengebbert at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 5 07:50:03 PDT 2016

2016-10-05 16:46 GMT+02:00 Moritz Lennert <mlennert at club.worldonline.be>:

> On 05/10/16 16:29, Paulo van Breugel wrote:
>> On 05-10-16 15:20, Moritz Lennert wrote:
>>> Maybe we should ask the users of whether this distinction between
>>> modules and core and extensions is really relevant for them, or
>>> whether most are perfectly happy to just install extensions.
>> Since you are asking :-) , as an user, my main interest is in good
>> documentation and reproducible examples (which I can than also use to
>> see if outputs make sense to me as an user). In that respect there is no
>> inherent difference between core modules and extensions. What is
>> different is that many (most?) of the core functions are accessible
>> through the menu. I personally don't find that very important,
>> especially with the modules tab giving fairly easy access to extensions,
>> but I can imagine that for new / other users, especially those more
>> inclined to menu-driven applications, this may make a difference.
> Thank you, Paulo, for this feedback.
> This means that finding a means to more easily integrate addon modules
> into menus might be a task to keep in mind.
> Maybe the startup script could check the .grass7/addons directory and
> automatically create an 'addons' menu using [1] ? Maybe the mecanism can be
> changed in a way to just allow to create toolboxes and that these are
> automatically integrated into the main menu ?
> Just brainstorming, here...

How about g.extension will create a menu entry based on the modules
keywords when it installs the module? And it will remove the entry when the
module gets removed?

Best regards

> Moritz
> [1] https://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/manuals/wxGUI.toolboxes.html
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