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<font face="Arial, Helvetica">The GRASS Development Team announces:&nbsp;<br>
GRASS GIS 5.0.0pre5 released 25&nbsp; June 2002</font></h1>
<font face="Arial, Helvetica">The Geographic Resources Analysis Support
System, commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is a Geographic Information
System (GIS) used for data management, image processing, graphics production,
spatial modeling, and visualization of many types of data. It is Free Software
released unter GNU General Public License (<a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GPL</a>).</font>
<p><b><font face="Arial, Helvetica">Platforms supported by GRASS:</font></b>
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica">GNU/Linux, Sun Solaris, Sun Solaris/Intel,
Silicon Graphics Irix, HP-UX, DEC-Alpha, PowerPC, MacOS X, AIX, BSD, CRAY
, iPAQ/Linux and other UNIX compliant platforms (32/64bit), Windows NT/2000/XP
running Cygnus.</font>
<p><b><font face="Arial, Helvetica">Where to get the new release:</font></b>
<blockquote><font face="Arial, Helvetica"><a href="http://grass.itc.it/download.html">http://grass.itc.it</a></font>
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica"><a href="http://www3.baylor.edu/grass/download.html">http://www3.baylor.edu/grass/</a></font>
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica">and through the <a href="../grass.mirrors.html">mirrors</a>
(Argentina | Australia (local only) | Brazil | Croatia | Finland | France
| Germany | Italy | Japan | Namibia | Poland | Slovakia | South Africa
| South Korea | Taiwan | Thailand (NECTEC) | Turkey | Uruguay | U.S.A.
<font face="Arial, Helvetica">The new source code is available, selected
binaries will be built the next days.</font>
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica">A <a href="../grass5/source/NEWS.html">NEWS</a>
file briefly describes the major&nbsp; changes, the full <a href="../grass5/source/ChangeLog">ChangeLog</a>
is also available.</font>
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica">The general focus of the GRASS 5.0.x series
is stability and reliability. Proposed major changes in vector and attribute
management are scheduled for the next stable series, planned as GRASS 5.2.x.
Work for this has started by developers using an experimental series numbered
5.1.x since December 2001.</font>
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica">For details on GRASS software capabilities
please refer to: <a href="../general.html">http://grass.itc.it/general.html</a>.</font>
<p><b><font face="Arial, Helvetica">What's new in GRASS 5.0.0pre5:</font></b>
<font face="Arial, Helvetica">Details: please read <a href="../grass5/source/NEWS.html">NEWS</a></font></li>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica">Improvements (excerpt only, for details see
NEWS above):</font></li>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica">implemented NAD/NAD datum transformation
for r.proj, s.proj, v.proj</font></li>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica">fixed nasty installation bug</font></li>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica">implemented "Krovak" and "Krovakgis" projection
for Czechia and Slovakia</font></li>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica">updated module documentation (<a href="../gdp/html_grass5/index.html">HTML</a>
and <a href="../grass5/manuals/">PDF</a>)\</font></li>
<b><font face="Arial, Helvetica">GRASS 5 Upgrade NOTE:</font></b>
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica">Only, in case you upgrade from GRASS<b>beta1</b>..<b>beta11</b>,
you have to convert the floating point raster data. <a href="announce_lzw_removal.html">Find
more here</a>.</font>
<p><b><font face="Arial, Helvetica">Why is 5.0.0 not yet released?</font></b>
<br><font face="Arial,Helvetica">The developers want to ensure that 5.0.0
is a stable release. With the current GRASS development team the way GRASS
is development has been changed significantly. It mostly relies on people
willing to help. This 5.0.0pre4 release is a candidate for becoming the
5.0.0 release. It can only be made stable if it enjoys a lot of testing.
Please give it a spin. Report bugs to the <a href="http://grass.itc.it/bugtracking/bugreport.html">GRASS
bugtracker</a></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica">. Don't hesitate to
report a bug which you find in the new release.</font>
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica">In case you are interested to join the
developers team, and/or share algorithms or ideas with the GRASS community,
contact us!</font>
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica"><a href="http://grass.itc.it/grassdevel.html">http://grass.itc.it/grassdevel.html</a></font>
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica"><a href="http://www3.baylor.edu/grass/grassdevel.html">http://www3.baylor.edu/grass/grassdevel.html</a></font>
<p><font face="Arial, Helvetica">We hope you enjoy the ongoing development!</font>
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica">On behalf of the GRASS Development Team</font>
<p><i>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <font face="Arial, Helvetica"><a href="mailto:neteler at itc.it">Markus
<br><font face="Arial, Helvetica">Date: 26 June 2002 (last changed: $Date:
2002/05/13 19:01:29 $)</font>

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