[OSGeo-Discuss] GRASS GIS 6.4.0 released

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Sep 7 15:41:07 PDT 2010

GRASS GIS 6.4.0 released

We are pleased to announce the new stable version of GRASS GIS. As a
stable release GRASS 6.4 will enjoy long term support. While active
development has continued in the background, due to our highly
conservative stabilization policy this is the first official release of
GRASS to introduce new features since October 2006. It supersedes the
previous stable GRASS 6.2 line while remaining backward-compatible with
all previous releases since 6.0. As such there are a host of new features
to explore and it incorporates many structural improvements.

GRASS 6.4 debuts our new and improved wxPython graphical user
interface (wxGUI); Python is now a fully supported scripting language;
and for the first time since its inception with a port from the VAX
11/780 in 1983, GRASS now runs natively on a non-UNIX based platform:
MS-Windows. GRASS has been translated into twenty languages and
supports a wide array of popular data formats.

GRASS differs from many other GIS software packages used in the academic
and professional worlds in that it is developed and distributed by users
for users, mostly on a volunteer basis, in the open, and is given away for
free. The source code is also freely available, allowing for immediate
customization, examination of the underlying algorithms, addition of new
features, and faster patching of bugs.

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