[GRASSLIST:2995] Re: NViz: command not found

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Sat Mar 20 03:46:25 EST 2004

On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 12:43:40PM -0700, Richard Greenwood wrote:
> Paul Kelly wrote:
> >Hello Richard
> >
> >On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Richard Greenwood wrote:
> >
> >
> >>I have ftp'd a complete Cygwin 5.0.3 binary distribution to
> >>grass.itc.it/incoming which includes a working Nviz, fftw, and PNG
> >>driver. If you could replace the current files with these then I think
> >>it will make things easier for new Cygwin users.
> >
> >
> >Not to disparage your efforts but especially in light of Markus' recent
> >e-mail I feel we should not be promoting 5.0.x any more and a 5.3 binary
> >distribution would be much more useful and beneficial. I am only saying
> >this because I recall you said you have produced such a distribution.
> >There really is no point in pushing 5.0 any longer IMHO.
> >
> >Paul
> I agree, but the official 5.0.3 Cygwin distribution included a 
> non-functional Nviz and thanks to Glynn, we have a functional one. So it 
> seems fair to include it.
> Regarding 5.3, I do have a good recent Cygwin binary distribution at 
> greenwoodmap.com/grass and whenever Markus begins distributing 5.3 
> binaries from grass.itc.it then I hope he will copy it there. (I am not 
> trying to become a Grass mirror or distribution point, it's just easy 
> for me to put things on my site).


I'm happy to copy over your 5.3 binaries.
But one day we should go for an official release (this year? just kidding).

> Regarding 5.7 on Cygwin, neither Nviz or v.digit are currently working. 
> I haven't tested it much. But I do have a binary distribution at 
> greenwoodmap.com/grass

At least the v.digit looks as easy to fix (maybe there is no
stdout redirection on Cygwin?).

> Regarding promoting the use of 5.3, I think distributing binaries would 
> be a good first step. The web statistics that Markus sited earlier this 
> week did not include any 5.3 binary downloads because none are available 
> from http://grass.itc.it/download.html :)

Right, but there are 5.7 binaries for Linux which are not
downloaded much. Also all source code versions are available.

Markus Neteler

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