Bug report #255

Choose GISBASE dialog is user unfrendly

Added by anonymous - about 14 years ago. Updated about 11 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:Redmine Admin
Category:GRASS
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:Debian Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:10314

Description

2 bugs in one:

1) if GISBASE is undefined, user gets prompted for GISBASE at QGIS start. Those, who are unfamiliar with GRASS, will not understand what GISBASE is and why they have to select one. Asking for GISBASE should be done when user tryes to access some GRASS function.

2) if I select wrong directory in GISBASE dialogue, I have no prompt for error, just I'm sent back to same dialogue. Better would be if user double clicks folder - open it (as it is by now), but if user selects folder and clicks "open" - issue warning (like "This is not a valid GISBASE. Valid GISBASE must contain grass installation. It may be /usr/local/grass-version. etc.") and then open folder.

History

#1 Updated by Martin Dobias almost 14 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Fixed in 77361faf (SVN r6214). Asking is still done on startup, but more user-friendly.

#2 Updated by Anonymous about 11 years ago

Milestone Version 0.8 deleted

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