[GRASS-user] GRASS GIS 7.4.0 released

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Thu Feb 1 05:37:45 PST 2018

*We are pleased to announce the GRASS GIS 7.4.0 release*

*What's new in a nutshell*

After a bit more than one year of development the *new update release **GRASS
GIS 7.4.0* is available. It provides *more than 480 stability fixes and
improvements* compared to the previous stable version 7.2. An *overview* of
the *new features* in the 7.4 release series is available at New Features
in GRASS GIS 7.4 <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Grass7/NewFeatures74>.

Efforts have concentrated on making the user experience even better,
providing many small, but useful additional functionalities to modules and
further improving the graphical user interface. Users can now directly
download pre-packaged demo data locations in the GUI startup window.
Several modules were migrated from addons to the core GRASS GIS package and
the suite of tools for ortho-rectification was re-implemented in the new
GRASS 7 GUI style. In order to support the treatment of massive datasets,
new compression algorithms were introduced and NULL (no-data) raster files
are now also compressed by default. For a detailed overview, see the list
of new features <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Grass7/NewFeatures74>.
As a stable release series, 7.4.x enjoys long-term support.
*Binaries/Installer download:*

   - winGRASS 7.4.0: 32bit standalone installer
   | 64bit standalone installer
   - winGRASS 7.4.0 OSGeo4W: 32bit OSGeo4W installer
   <http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/osgeo4w-setup-x86.exe> | 64bit
   OSGeo4W installer
   - Debian <https://packages.debian.org/grass>
   - EPEL6 <https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/neteler/grass74_epel6>
   (CentOS6, RHEL6, ...)
   - Fedora and EPEL7
   <https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/neteler/grass74/> (CentOS7,
   RHEL7, ...)
   - ubuntugis-unstable
   (Ubuntu LTS - Xenial, Trusty)
   - grass-stable
   <https://launchpad.net/~grass/+archive/ubuntu/grass-stable> (Ubuntu
   non-LTS - Zesty)
*... further binary packages for other Linux distributions and Mac OSX will
   follow shortly, please check at software downloads
   <https://grass.osgeo.org/download/software/>. *

*Source code download:*

   - https://grass.osgeo.org/grass74/source/
   - https://grass.osgeo.org/grass74/source/grass-7.4.0.tar.gz
   - To get the GRASS GIS 7.4.0 source code directly from SVN, see here

*More details:*

See also our detailed announcement:
https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Grass7/NewFeatures74 (overview of new 7.4
stable release series)
https://grass.osgeo.org/grass7/manuals/addons/ (list of available addons)

First time users may explore the first steps tutorial
<https://grass.osgeo.org/documentation/first-time-users> after installation.


The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (https://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

*The GRASS Development Team, Feb 2018*
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