[GRASS-user] grass live CD for education

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Fri May 18 13:32:57 EDT 2007

On 18/05/07 19:14, Michael Barton wrote:

> I'm copying below a notice that went out to the GRASS developers list within
> the past hour. If you want, you CAN get an easy to install Windows version
> of GRASS without Cygwin. One of my grad students tried out a version of a
> couple weeks ago and reported it to be very nice and fast...

Great to hear such positive feedback !

I do wish to warn you, however, that this windows version is still in an 
early phase and many things do not work as they do in the *nix version. 
Also note that there are no xmonitors in this version, so the only way 
to display things is via the tcltk gis manager.

The best thing would be for you to try and see if you can do everything 
you want to do for your workshop, and if it does, then hope that during 
the workshop noone wants to try anything else ;-)

In any case, if you try it, please give us a feedback.

> and easy to
> install. It is simply a zip file. The only thing that you might need to
> install extra is a program called Mysys. I think that this is covered in the
> readme.

You also have to install TclTk. We hope to include this in a future 
version, but currently this is a dependency.

Msys is necessary if you want to run some of the script modules which 
are full of *nix "shellisms".


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