[GRASS-dev] GRASS GIS 8.0.0RC2 released

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Sat Jan 15 10:11:41 PST 2022

GRASS GIS 8.0.0RC2 releasedOverview of changes

After more than 3 year of development the *first stable release GRASS GIS
8.0.0* is available. Efforts have concentrated on making the user
experience even better, providing many new useful additional
functionalities to modules and further improving the graphical user

*Breaking news: new graphical user interface with entirely rewritten
startup sequence!*

This re-establishes user experience compatibility with QGIS and other
connected software packages.

The GRASS GIS 8.0.0 release provides more than 1,300 fixes and improvements
<https://github.com/OSGeo/grass/compare/7.8.6...8.0.0RC1> with respect to
the release 7.8.6.

With the introduction of the semantic label raster metadata class, the
temporal database was modified to version 3. Hence, to be able to read and
process GRASS 7.x space-time datasets, users will be prompted to run
t.upgrade. If users want to read newly created space-time datasets back in
GRASS 7.x, they can run t.downgrade.
Release details

Launching the software

The user experience of the graphical user interface has been completely
rewritten: no more clumsy selection screens - just enter the menu system

And on command line, GRASS GIS now starts versionless, i.e. as grass.

   - Source code (zip)
   - Source code (tar.gz)
   - https://grass.osgeo.org/grass80/source/

Thanks to all contributors!
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