[GRASSLIST:3552] Re: which version should be used?

Anja Drews anja.drews at uni-oldenburg.de
Mon May 31 07:04:54 EDT 2004

Dear list,

thank you very much for your help.

I will start with version 5.3.

Martin wrote that it is possible to install both versions on my system.
How must the structure look like with the old and the new programm on one
computer? I don't want both systems to get confused by each other -even if
they use the same database.
And right now I cannot do any experiments on the servers.

In the future, when the stable version 5.4. is released is it possible to
plug in and plug out the new and old GRASS version without a complete new
I planned the whole system a chain of modules. For an update I do not want
to install everything all over again.

Best regards,

> Hello Anja,
> On Friday 28 May 2004 17:18, Anja Drews wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I would like to integrate GRASS at the end of our (nearly or in the near
>> future) operational running processing chain of Meteosat-7 and
>> Meteosat-8 data. Which GRASS version would you suggest for an
>> application like this? The stable version 5.02/3 or the test version 5.3
>> which might have more features that could be useful for meteorological
>> data analyses? I have nearly no expierience with GRASS. I used other GIS
> 5.3.0 is testing but soon will become stable 5.4.0. So if you wait some
> time
> you can go straight to the new stable rather than using a possibly buggy
> version - but nevertheless 5.3.0 is in my experiences reliable enough for
> daily usage.  And if you encounter a bug, please report it and it will
> soon
> be fixed in the 5.4.0 version.
> BTW you can install both GRASS version on your system and use both for the
> same database. If 5.0.3 lacks features you need, just start 5.3.0 and give
> it
> a try - if this one is too buggy for your purpose swap back to 5.0.3.
>> packages before and  so I am still a GRASS greenhorn.  So I have no idea
>> how evident the differences between 5.0 and 5.3 are.
> have a look at the announcement
> http://grass.itc.it/announces/announce_grass530.html
> Unfortunately I am not experienced in meteorological data analysis hence I
> have no idea which GRASS modules might be useful.
> hope you enjoy GRASS, regards Martin

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