[GRASSweb-list]paul: web firsttime.html,1.29,1.30 sqlgrasslist.html,1.15,1.16

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Wed Sep 3 09:04:15 EDT 2003

Author: paul

Update of /grassrepository/web
In directory doto:/tmp/cvs-serv14472

Modified Files:
	firsttime.html sqlgrasslist.html 
Log Message:
Make it clearer what external database support is used for

Index: firsttime.html
RCS file: /grassrepository/web/firsttime.html,v
retrieving revision 1.29
retrieving revision 1.30
diff -u -d -r1.29 -r1.30
--- firsttime.html	14 Aug 2003 10:04:15 -0000	1.29
+++ firsttime.html	3 Sep 2003 13:04:13 -0000	1.30
@@ -89,7 +89,11 @@
 <a NAME="database"></a>
 <h3>Does GRASS support SQL databases?</h3>
-Yes and no. In GRASS 4.x you won't find anything useful. In GRASS 5.0
+GRASS can be used for vast amounts of useful work without needing an
+external database installed at all. Specifically if you have
+vector data with multiple attributes and wish to manipulate the data using
+queries on these multiple attributes, you may find it useful to use an
+external database. In GRASS 5.0
 there are drivers for ODBC and PostgrSQL (see the related <a
 href=sqlgrasslist.html>GRASS/SQL page</a>).<br>
 In <a href=grass51/index.html>GRASS 5.1</a> it becomes really exciting! But

Index: sqlgrasslist.html
RCS file: /grassrepository/web/sqlgrasslist.html,v
retrieving revision 1.15
retrieving revision 1.16
diff -u -d -r1.15 -r1.16
--- sqlgrasslist.html	27 Nov 2002 09:26:09 -0000	1.15
+++ sqlgrasslist.html	3 Sep 2003 13:04:13 -0000	1.16
@@ -17,7 +17,11 @@
 <!-- END OF HEADER -->
-Currently two working interfaces are available for GRASS 5.0:
+<p>External Database Management System (DBMS) support be a very useful 
+extension to the internal GRASS database if you need to manipulate vector data
+containing multiple attributes.</p>
+<p>Currently two working interfaces are available for GRASS 5.0:
 <li> GRASS <a href=gdp/html_grass5/database.html>General DBMS interface</a> (to use with ODBC or other
 drivers, to link GRASS to mySQL, Oracle etc) 

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