[GRASS-dev] [GRASS-user] GRASS GIS 7.2.0RC1 released

Markus Metz markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 13:55:31 PDT 2016

On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 9:43 PM, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
> We are pleased to announce the first release candidate of GRASS GIS 7.2.0
> What's new in a nutshell
> This is the first release candidate of the upcoming major release GRASS GIS
> 7.2.0.
>>>> Testing is welcome! <<<
> The new GRASS GIS 7.2.0RC1 release provides more than 1900 stability fixes
> and manual improvements compared to the stable releases 7.0.x.
> About GRASS GIS 7: Its graphical user interface supports the user to make
> complex GIS operations as simple as possible. The updated Python interface
> to the C library permits users to create new GRASS GIS-Python modules in a
> simple way while yet obtaining powerful and fast modules. Furthermore, the
> libraries were significantly improved for speed and efficiency, along with
> support for huge files. A lot of effort has been invested to standardize
> parameter and flag names. Finally, GRASS GIS 7 comes with a series of new
> modules to analyse raster and vector data, along with a full temporal
> framework. For a detailed overview, see the list of new features.

The list of new features lists new features for GRASS 7.0. Is this
intended? Related: a trac page with new features in trunk would be
nice, because it is always a bit of work to identify new features
compared to the previously released minor version. Ideally, such a
trac page with new features in trunk can be copied whenever a new
major/minor version is released.

> As a
> stable release series, 7.2.x enjoys long-term support.

This is a technology preview, isn't it? The raster compression methods
including null file compression are new and IMHO would benefit from
more testing in the soon to be released version 7.2. This is a major
change in rasterlib.

Markus M

> Binaries/Installer download:
> winGRASS 7.2.0RC1: 32bit standalone installer | 64bit standalone installer
> winGRASS 7.2.0RC1 OSGeo4W - testing area: 32bit OSGeo4W installer | 64bit
> OSGeo4W installer
> ubuntugis-experimental (xenial, trusty)
> ... further binary packages for various Linux distributions and Mac OSX will
> follow shortly.
> Source code download:
> http://grass.osgeo.org/grass72/source/
> http://grass.osgeo.org/grass72/source/grass-7.2.0RC1.tar.gz
> To get the GRASS GIS 7.2.0RC1 source code directly from SVN, see here.
> More details:
> See also our detailed announcement:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Release/7.2.0-News
> http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Grass7/NewFeatures (overview of new 7
> stable release series)
> First time users may explore the first steps tutorial after installation.
> The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (http://grass.osgeo.org/),
> commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is an Open Source Geographic Information
> System providing powerful raster, vector and geospatial processing
> capabilities in a single integrated software suite. GRASS GIS includes tools
> for spatial modeling, visualization of raster and vector data, management
> and analysis of geospatial data, and the processing of satellite and aerial
> imagery. It also provides the capability to produce sophisticated
> presentation graphics and hardcopy maps. GRASS GIS has been translated into
> about twenty languages and supports a huge array of data formats. It can be
> used either as a stand-alone application or as backend for other software
> packages such as QGIS and R geostatistics. It is distributed freely under
> the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). GRASS GIS is a founding
> member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).
> The GRASS Development Team, October 2016
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