|Version 7 (modified by neteler, 4 years ago)|
- A command line and GUI desktop raster/vector GIS system.
- Details on WinGRASS at: http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/WinGRASS_Current_Status
- Current packaging should be considered a preliminary proof-of-concept.
- Default install includes only the curses interfaces. You can install the wxpython and/or tcltk package to get the other GUI interfaces.
- OSGeo4W has two modes - express and advanced.
- "Express" gives you a short list of suggested packages to select from which have been widely tested. *"Advanced" gives a long detailed list of packages and subpackages including development versions and so forth.
- For the moment GRASS is available in the "advanced" install. After a period of testing it may be moved to the "express" section.
The application can be run through:
- its executable osgeo4w\apps\grass-6.4.X\bin\grass64.bat
- a desktop shortcut
- a menu shortcut
- on the osgeo4w shell through the grass64.bat
- Compile guide used: http://www.webalice.it/marco.pasetti/grass/BuildFromSource.html (requires updates, better move here)
- compile GRASS in a way that it fits in the OSGeo4W directory hierarchy
- package in a tar.bz2 file
- write/update "setup.hint" which describes the package and defines the dependencies on other OSGeo4W packages
- if needed, write/update "etc/postinstall/$paketname.bat" which is executed after extraction of the package during installation to define menu stuff and link on user desktop.
- Depends on the MSYS package for command line operations, because GRASS 6 uses unix shell scripts (GRASS 7 uses Python)
- WinGRASS is built with MSYS/MinGW. The libraries used to link to the VC++ built GDAL & friends is in the mingw-libs package.
- There is also a grass-vc package, that contains the VC++ built GRASS libraries. These are used in the Quantum GIS GRASS plugin.
- Release tree: http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/release/grass/ (the installer selects the package with highest version number)
- Maintainer is JuergenFischer (seeking new package maintainer)