[OSGeo-Discuss] Stable GRASS GIS 6.4.3 released

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Jul 30 09:16:48 PDT 2013

*GRASS GIS 6.4.3 released* - Birthday release for *30 years of GRASS GIS*

[image: 30 YEARS OF GRASS

We are pleased to announce the release of a new stable version of GRASS
GIS. This release fixes bugs discovered in 6.4.2 version of the program and
adds a number of new features. This release includes over
830 updates to the source code since 6.4.2. As a stable release series, the
6.4 line will enjoy long-term support and incremental enhancements while
preserving backwards-compatibility with the entire GRASS 6 line.

*Key improvements* of this release include some new functionality
(assistance for topologically unclean vector data), major speedup for some
vector modules, fixes in the vector network modules, fixes for the wxPython
based portable graphical interface (attribute table management, wxNVIZ, and
Cartographic Composer). A number of new modules have been added for
processing LANDSAT and MODIS satellite data, and a new vector statistics
module is also introduced. Many new symbols and north arrows are available,
and the user will find an improved and easier to use wizard for creating
custom project locations with precise map projection and datum support.
Community-contributed add-on modules are now more easily and robustly
installed from an online archive. Other major developments include
enhancements to the Python scripting library and numerous
software-compatibility fixes and translation updates. Important is the
enhanced portability for MS-Windows (native support, fixes in case of
missing system DLLs). And we welcome Romanian as our twenty-fourth language!

Source code download:

   - http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/source/
   - http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/source/grass-6.4.3.tar.gz

Binaries download:

   - winGRASS 6.4.3 standalone
   - winGRASS 6.4.3 in OSGeo4W
   - Arch Linux <https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/grass64/>
   - openSUSE One-Click
   - Ubuntu<https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntugis/+archive/ubuntugis-unstable/+packages?field.name_filter=grass&field.status_filter=published&field.series_filter=>
   - Mac OS X <http://grass.osgeo.org/download/software/mac-osx/>

   - ... further packages will follow shortly.

To get the GRASS GIS 6.4.3 source code directly from SVN:
 svn checkout
See also our detailed announcement:

First time users should explore the first steps
tutorial<http://grass.osgeo.org/documentation/first-time-users> after

*Video of GRASS GIS 6.4 development visualization from 1999 to 2013* (with

[image: GRASS GIS 6.4 development visualization from 1999 to 2013 (with
soundtrack)] <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR4_5GSID2A>


GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a *free and open
source* Geographic Information System (GIS) software suite used for
geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and map
production, spatial modeling, and 3D visualization. GRASS GIS is currently
used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by
many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. GRASS
GIS can be used either as a *stand-alone application* or as *backend* for
other software packages such as QGIS and R geostatistics. It is a founding
member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo<http://www.osgeo.org/>
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