fresh windows startup not very friendly
|Reported by:||hamish||Owned by:|
after a brand new OSGeo4W install on XP, the user gets a nice GRASS icon to double click on.
when they click it though they get a system error beep, and a DOS box error which says:
access: Invalid arguement ERROR: LOCATION << C:"/UNKNOWN >> not available
then the Tcl/Tk startup window opens and a Tk Error window box pops up saying
Warning: Invalid database. Finding first valid directory in parent tree
Warning: location <<UNKNOWN>> at GISDBASE <C:> is not a directory or does not exist
not a very warm welcome!
Even then there is no way to create a new GISDBASE dir from the startup GUI. you have to exit GRASS, go into the file manager, create C:\Docs&settings\Username\grassdata manually then restart (same beeps and errors again) and select it. +you have to know to do that!
Maybe add a link to Lorenzo's new-user getting started tutorial? http://grass.bologna.enea.it/tutorial/01-tutorial/
I suggest if .grassrc6 is missing to pop up a GUI asking to browse for the data directory, or give an option to create a new one. With a big blinking red [Help] button along side it.