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GRASS GIS on Windows/Cygwin
$Date: 2002/09/26 07:18:19 $
GIS on Windows/Cygwin
This directory contains the latest Win32
binary distribution of GRASS 5.0 as a gzipped tape archives. We provide
The script grass5install.sh should
be run from within the cygwin shell to install the binary package. Please
read the detailed
installation instruction. If you want to compile yourself, you can
get the latest GRASS source code from the CVS-Server
and follow the compiling
winGRASS with Xserver requirement: wingrass_xserver/
winGRASS without Xserver requirement: wingrass_generic/
(eventually more limited in functionality)
The port is compiled with the Cygnus
compiler (gcc) from the same source code as the UNIX version. The source
code port was mostly done by John Huddleston, USA.
GRASS on Windows is still experimental.
Please expect some functionality missing or not working. Please assist
us to identify and fix bugs and help us to improve the Windows port.
If you need a stable version of GRASS
for production use consider installing Linux in an additional partition
of your computer (dual boot setup) or dedicate a computer to linux. The
Linux/Unix version of GRASS will be more stable and get better support
due to the greater number of users.
For general information about running GRASS
the first time read here.
You need three major requirements to run GRASS
5 on Windows:
Windows NT 4.0 (SP3 or higher), Windows
2000 Professional with NTFS or Windows XP
(Windows 9x and Windows ME are unsupported),
installation (Cygnus tools for Windows),
Only Xserver/winGRASS version:
Status of GRASS 5.0:
We are searching for developers to assist
in finalizing the Windows port: If you are (somewhat) experienced, join
the development team
to speed up the port!
GRASS libraries and modules, commandline input/output
and data manipulation, shell scripting within GRASS.
All the GRASS modules work from within the
cygwin shell (UNIX shell).
Only Xserver/winGRASS version: tcltkgrass
Only Xserver/winGRASS version: NVIZ
tcl/tk scripts (could be ported with minor
GRID3D raster volume support (needs to be
PostgreSQL-Interface (not tested, probably
ODBC-Interface (compiles with unixODBC-2.0.5,
but not tested) [src/libes/dbmi/drivers/odbc]
r.in.gdal (requires external gdal library,
compiles, but produces stackdump) [src/raster/r.in.gdal]
PNGdriver (problems compiling the gd library,
not tested) [src/display/devices/PNGdriver]
These parts do currently not work and require some work and user feedback.
Andreas Lange, email@example.com,
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