precy11 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 2 03:19:38 EST 2007
Thank you very much for the information and for the
time to reply..its helps a lot..
--- Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:
> Precila Salcedo wrote:
> > May I ask help from you regarding the following?
> > 1. appropriate compiler (bash shell????) to use
> > specific GRASS versions, kindly write opposite
> > versions the appropriate compiler i must use (ex.
> > Grass 5.0 - Cygwin, for Grass 6.8 - MSYS)
> > below are the list of old and new versions of
> > 2. when do i use Cygwin as a compiler for Grass
> > when to use MSYS? do i need to use MSYS when the
> > Version has GUI?
> > 3. which versions have GUI? does it mean that if a
> > GRASS version has GUI; it is windows-friendly as
> I think that you may be getting confused. GRASS can
> be built for two
> different Windows "platforms": Cygwin and MSys.
> Building GRASS for MSys is currently in the
> "experimental" stage; it's
> more complex than building for Cygwin, and various
> things don't work
> yet. If you just want to use GRASS, I strongly
> recommend using the
> Cygwin version.
> The GRASS GUI (gis.m) is written in Tcl/Tk, and
> works on both
> platforms. The Cygwin version uses a Unix/X11
> version of Tcl/Tk and
> requires an X server. The MSys version uses a native
> Windows version
> of Tcl/Tk. Also, with MSys, you have to use the GUI
> for any graphical
> output, as the monitor-based graphical system
> doesn't work there.
> Also, Note that the MinGW/MSys option is only
> available for relatively
> recent versions of GRASS; older versions require
> > 4. what are teh diferences between beta, ORC and
> "CVS" refers to the latest version in the CVS
> (Concurrent Versions
> System) repository. This is where developers make
> changes to the GRASS
> source code. It is the most up-to-date version, with
> the latest
> features; consequently, it has the least amount of
> "beta" and "RC" (Release Candidate) versions both
> refer to specific
> releases made from the release branch. When
> developers make changes,
> the changes are made to the "trunk"; once those
> changes have had some
> testing, they eventually get merged into the release
> IOW, the release branch doesn't have the most recent
> features, but has
> had more testing than the trunk. Beta/RC releases
> are essentially
> snapshots of the release branch at specific points
> in time.
> Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
Benguet State University
La Trinidad, Benguet 2601
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