[GRASS-dev] any special reason why choice of raster compression method is done via environmental variable ?

Maris Nartiss maris.gis at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 22:30:43 PST 2019

What should be the solution? Moving to choice set by g.gisenv?


trešd., 2019. g. 4. dec., plkst. 11:28 — lietotājs Moritz Lennert
(<mlennert at club.worldonline.be>) rakstīja:
> Hi Markus,
> In recent days, I've been confronted several times with the issue of
> people trying to share data among themselves, but using different
> versions of GRASS, and so raster data compressed in a more recent
> version of GRASS was not usable in an older version of GRASS.
> Now, I agree that generally the solution is to tell people to use the
> latest and greatest, but this is not always possible / it is not
> necessarily highest on the list of priorities of people to see how they
> can install the latest version of GRASS within their particular environment.
> Obviously, those with the latest version of GRASS can simple recompress
> using ZLIB. However, compression method is defined as an environment
> variable. This is somewhat daunting to many MS Windows users out there.
> Is there any specific reason that lead to the choice of not using a
> parameter to allow the choice of compression method (possibly to
> override a default that is still defined by an environment variable) ?
> Moritz
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