[OSGeo-Announce] Announcing the release of QGIS 0.11.0 'Metis'

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Jul 25 14:49:42 EDT 2008

It is our great pleasure to announce the immediate availability of
Quantum GIS (QGIS) Version 0.11.0. See below for press release:

Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information
System (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS
supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under
the GNU General Public License. QGIS lets you browse and create map data
on your computer. It supports many common spatial data formats (e.g.
ESRI ShapeFile, geotiff). QGIS supports plugins to do things like
display tracks from your GPS. QGIS is Open Source software and its free
of cost (download here). We welcome contributions from our user
community in the form of code contributions, bug fixes, bug reports,
contributed documentation, advocacy and supporting other users on our
mailing lists and forums. Financial contributions  are also welcome.
This release introduces several new features including python support
and many new GRASS modules. The release also includes numerous bug fixes
and stability improvements. QGIS is available is source form, and as
binary executables for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux. All
versions can be obtained from our download page at
http://download.qgis.org . As an open source project, we provide support
for using QGIS via our mailing lists and bug tracker:

     * For general inquiries subscribe to our users mailing list at
     * For developer related inquiries subscribe to our separate
developers list at
     * If you think you have found a bug, please report it using our bug
tracker. When reporting bugs, please include some contact information in
case we need help with replicating your issue at

Major changes in this release are:
  * over 60 bug fixes
  * legend improvements
  * revision of toolbars and dialogs for consistency improved usability
  * extended QML style support
  * automated generation of projection information in srs.db
  * improved view and filter for GRASS toolbox
  * support for Qt4.2.x discontinued
  * separation of python support into its own library

QGIS is a completely volunteer driven project, and is the work of a
dedicated team of developers, documenters and supporters. We extend our
thanks and gratitude for the  many, many hours people have contributed
to make this release happen.

The visual changelog is published at http://blog.qgis.org/node/119 -
visit that page for more details.

Best regards,

Anne Ghisla <a.ghisla at studenti.uninsubria.it>
QGis Release Team member

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