[GRASS-dev] Re: wx init.sh needs updating
michael.barton at asu.edu
Tue Aug 7 21:01:12 CEST 2007
Sounds like this needs to be updated soon. I'm surprised that it doesn't
kick out an error for the native Windows version.
On 8/7/07 10:07 AM, "William Kyngesburye" <kyngchaos at kyngchaos.com> wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2007, at 12:44 AM, Michael Barton wrote:
>> I started messing around with a python replacement for init.sh,
>> just to see
>> what is needed. It is going pretty well, but tedious. Once done (and
>> probably won't work right off) it could be a good opportunity to
>> clean up
>> the start up script for GRASS. Thinking ahead to a time when the
>> same script
>> can start GRASS on all platforms.
> Yeah, I just noticed a another oddity in init.sh related to wx - the
> gui dependency test is still based on X. While wxpython on other
> 'nix platforms may need X, it doesn't on OSX, and probably not on
> Windows either. Summarized:
> if DISPLAY set (though it may be set but no X is available, at least
> on OSX)
> test gui dependency - python for wx, wish for tcltk
> if it fails
> warn that *wish* doesn't work (oops)
> no gui possible
> if a gui is set
> warn that *X* is not available, and there a gui is not possible
> (oops again)
> Instead of testing the gui dependency first, maybe this should test
> the gui setting first:
> case GRASS_GUI:
> tcltk, etc)
> test X availability
> or better, ignore DISPLAY and test only wish - if it works, X is
> implied, or whatever graphical base needed (this would take care of
> native tcltk implementations, like Aqua or Windows, not that they
> work well)
> test python availability (X implied if needed - as long as
> python works)
> ...just some thoughts...
> William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>
> "We are at war with them. Neither in hatred nor revenge and with no
> particular pleasure I shall kill every ___ I can until the war is
> over. That is my duty."
> "Don't you even hate 'em?"
> "What good would it do if I did? If all the many millions of people
> of the allied nations devoted an entire year exclusively to hating
> the ____ it wouldn't kill one ___ nor shorten the war one day."
> <Ha, ha> "And it might give 'em all stomach ulcers."
> - Tarzan, on war
Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
Arizona State University
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