[GRASS-user] wxGUI toolboxes

Vaclav Petras wenzeslaus at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 00:07:49 PDT 2013

Hi all,

first version of toolboxes for wxGUI is released (for GRASS GIS 7) and
is available in trunk. The main purpose of toolboxes is the wxGUI menu
customization. The current implementation of toolboxes does not
influence the set of installed or available modules. The toolboxes are
the possibility to create different highly specialized menu layouts.

Users, which are able to edit XML, can now create toolboxes which
contain modules from GRASS distribution, existing toolboxes (from the
distribution) and modules from addons or their own modules. These
toolboxes or set of toolboxes (in the toolboxes file) can be copied
and shared, and users, which are able to copy the file into the
.grass7 directory, can use them. Note that distribution of toolboxes
is now not connected to the distribution of modules itself. GUI
front-end is not available.

The main menu (main menubar) is treated separately in the separate
file with slightly different structure but its very similar to toolbox
and it follows the same concepts.

Note that you need to create your custom toolboxes.xml file or
main_menu.xml file into your $HOME/toolboxes directory to see
toolboxes in action.

For the detailed description please see Programmer's Manual [1] and
for future consideration and development issues see Trac [2].

Anna and Vaclav

[1] http://grass.osgeo.org/programming7/wxguitoolboxes.html
[2] http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/wxGUIDevelopment/Toolboxes
(links will work soon)

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