[GRASS-user] [GRASS-dev] wxGUI toolboxes

Anna Kratochvílová kratochanna at gmail.com
Thu May 2 01:05:22 PDT 2013

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Sören Gebbert
<soerengebbert at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> this is really great, many thanks! I am looking forward to add a temporal
> modules menu layout.

I was about to suggest adding temporal framework to the toolboxes so
that it can be optionally added to menu. Will you try it? The needed
information should be in the programming manual. Or I can create the
toolbox and you can improve it later. The main work beside creating
the structure is to add menu labels.


> Best regards
> Soeren
> 2013/4/30 Vaclav Petras <wenzeslaus at gmail.com>
>> 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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