[GRASS5] GRASS 5.0.0 to be released now
bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Sep 2 13:21:13 EDT 2002
Sounds good, maybe we should prepare a press release
and a schedule for its release. Okay, first draft:
DRAFT _NOT_ _FOR_ _DISTRIBUTION_
First stable GRASS 5 release.
Today the GRASS Development team under leadership of Markus Neteler
released the first stable version of the fifths generation of
the famous Free Software Geographic Information System.
The sources of the new 5.0.0 version and further information
can be found on grass.itc.it and several mirrors.
GRASS 5 compared to GRASS 4 represents the first major change
in GRASS functionality in several years, with the most notable
change being support for floating point and null values. GRASS 5 also
has a new and much easier to use windows interface based on Tcl/Tk.
Several beta and pre release of GRASS 5 have been available in the past.
Developers believe that 5.0.0 has proven itself stable enough to
justify a wide audience release.
"This release was long in coming, because the GRASS source code base
is huge.", explains the team coordinator Markus Neteler,
"In the last years GRASS also completely changed the development model
adopting an open volenteer driven process and fully going the
Free Software way."
"This is a milestone release", reveals Professor Helena Mitasova from the
North Carolina State University, "Markus Neteler has successfully coordinated
many developers to undertake this huge endevour. ".
Markus Neteler <neteler at itc.it>
(Requests in German, English)
On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 06:42:24PM +0200, Markus Neteler wrote:
> Glynn Clements has tagged "release_30_08_2002_grass5_0_0" for
> us, at time the packaging of GRASS 5.0.0 is running (source code
> and GNU/Linux-x86 binaries) here.
> Tomorrow morning (Central European time) we should have
> the stable GRASS 5.0.0 release in our hands!
> Every problem reported then may be solved in 5.0.1.
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