[OSGeo-Discuss] Stable GRASS GIS 6.4.4 released

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Thu Jun 26 15:18:33 PDT 2014

*GRASS GIS 6.4.4 released*

We are pleased to announce the release of a new stable version of GRASS
GIS. This release fixes issues discovered in the 6.4.3 version of the
program and adds a number of new features. This release includes over 340
updates to the source code since 6.4.3. 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 the GRASS GIS 6.4.4 release include a complete
rewrite of the r.li suite, major fixes for buffers (v.buffer, now based on GEOS
library <http://trac.osgeo.org/geos>), major speedup for some vector
modules (v.rast.stats and v.in.gpsbabel), various fixes for the portable
wxPython based graphical interface (wxNVIZ, Location Wizard or Cartographic
Composer), enabled Cairo driver for MS-Windows, and more user message

*Source code download:*

http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/source/grass-6.4.4.tar.gz (md5

*Binaries download:*

   - winGRASS 6.4.4 standalone installer
   - winGRASS 6.4.4 in OSGeo4W installer
   - Mac OS X <http://grass.osgeo.org/download/software/mac-osx/>
   - ... further packages will follow shortly.

To get the GRASS GIS 6.4.4 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 installation.


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
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