Glynn: > > > FWIW, I'm planning to remove ps.map from 7.x. > > > > > > Equivalent functionality will be available through d.* > > > commands. Hamish: > > any reason other than redunancy? Glynn: > Partly redundancy, mainly to ensure that people complain > about any deficiencies with the alternative.
ok. As d.* is the main track and ps.map is mostly a periphery I wouldn't get too worried about that. But I really have no idea how many people use ps.map versus d.out.file/Cairo, or the PNG driver, or QGIS, or .. You are correct in that I expect the hard core ps.map users will probably be among the better/noisier testers for the next generation d.* PS driver. FWIW once grass7 goes mainstream if I still need ps.map for work, I'll port it (can't afford downtime, etc). The question then becomes whether to include it [back] in the main distro or keep it as an addon. I don't see much point in debating that too much until both grass7 and the port actually exist. wrt ps.map usability: In my experience, once you have spent the time to learn how to use it, ps.map rocks for publication quality stuff- where you don't mind throwing in a bit more time. Maybe "oh, just edit the PostScript file by hand to fix that" is a bit over the top, but part of my point in doing that is to show that it really isn't that scary, it's just a text file with commands in it and the user is in charge. I will try and add a few more tips&hints onto the wiki page. wrt GMT: perhaps the output is more refined, but the learning curve and command line comfort is about the same and the integration not as good so far. I look forward to seeing improved *.out.gmt scripts and hope the ones we have now can be consolidated. Maybe a nice (albeit perhaps off-topic enough to not make the cut) Google Summer of Code project for next year would be to improve GRASS<->GMT flow. enjoys choices and working on clunky old sports cars, Hamish _______________________________________________ grass-user mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/grass-user