[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-user] GRASS6.3 on Windows
michael.barton at asu.edu
Tue Aug 7 15:23:23 EDT 2007
Thanks a million.
On 8/7/07 12:20 PM, "Glynn Clements" <glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
Arizona State University
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