Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#77 closed task (fixed)

Change wxGui workspace file extension away from .grc

Reported by: hamish Owned by: martinl
Priority: blocker Milestone: 6.3.0
Component: Default Version: svn-trunk
Keywords: wx, gui Cc: grass-dev@…
CPU: Unspecified Platform: Unspecified

Description

Hi,

before releasing 6.3.0 we should change wxGui workspace file extension away from .grc as it is incompatible with older GRASS tcl/tk .grc files.

some suggestions from the -dev list:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.grass.devel/24737/focus=24934

but nothing decided.

Hamish

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by martinl

From grass-dev ML by Michael Barton:

I relooked at the discussion. I don't have particularly strong feelings one way or the other. But if you need a decision, I'd favor either *.gws (GRASS workspace) or *.gwsf (GRASS workspace file)

I did a search on a couple of file extension sites. *.gwsf did not exist and *.gws was found on only one site. It was listed as a GeoMedia (Intergraph) geoworkspace file format.

Martin: yes, gws is already taken (1) moreover GeoMedia -- too much related, 'gwsf' would be better.

So I guess we'd be wise to steer clear of *.gws. But *.gwsf seems fine.

Martin: I agree.

Anyone have any objection to *.gwsf?

Martin: not really, just like 3-letter extensions. But I haven't found something reasonable, some more ideas here?

(1) http://filext.com/file-extension/gws

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by martinl

Cc: grass-dev@… added
Owner: changed from grass-dev@… to martinl
Status: newassigned

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by hamish

.gwx isn't associated with anything geospatial or common, and seems a good fit. how about that?

or these, which AFAICT are unused

  • .gxw (Grass wX Workspace)
  • .gww ( " Wx " )

Hamish

comment:4 in reply to:  3 ; Changed 12 years ago by martinl

Replying to hamish:

.gwx isn't associated with anything geospatial or common, and seems a good fit. how about that?

or these, which AFAICT are unused

  • .gxw (Grass wX Workspace)

gxw seems to be reasonable, it could be also Grass Xml Workspace;-)

  • .gww ( " Wx " )

So if there are no objections I will rename grc to gxw (and also XML document tag from 'grc' to 'gxw').

Martin

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 12 years ago by hamish

Replying to martinl:

So if there are no objections I will rename grc to gxw (and also XML document tag from 'grc' to 'gxw').

.gxw for "Grass Xml Workspace" sounds good. go for it.

Hamish

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by martinl

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

http://filext.com/file-extension/gxw

Has been also backported to releasebranch_6_3, r30529. Closing the ticket. Martin

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