[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-user] GRASS6.3 on Windows

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Tue Aug 7 15:20:23 EDT 2007

Glynn Clements wrote:

> > > been trying the latest GRASS 6.3 on windows O/S.
> > > 
> > > NVIZ on D.M gives error
> > > 'couldnt execute NVIZ'
> > > 
> > > NVIZ on map display just doesnt work..
> > > Nothing happens when you click on it.
> > 
> > This is one of the few items on the Windows native GRASS that doesn't work
> > (apparently some infuriating problems with attribute databases too).
> > 
> > From posts a couple months back, it seems that it DID work in this version
> > early on and then stopped working. This suggests that there should be a way
> > to get it running again.
> It definitely used to work natively on Windows, and I think that it
> also worked natively on OSX.
> ISTR a comment that it stopped around the time that Bob changed NVIZ
> from being a self-contained C module to a combination of a script
> ($GIBASE/bin/nviz) and a modified wish ($GISBASE/etc/nviz2.2/nviz).
> That may just be a rumour, though. It would be nice if someone[1]
> could confirm this, by compiling versions before and after 2006-12-11
> for native Windows.

Done that. Yep, it's the script; MSys strikes again.

I've added an nviz.bat script for use on Windows; I've also fixed the
Makefile to ensure that the binary gets the .exe extension.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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