[Live-demo] GRASS and QGIS versions on OSGeo-Live?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 14:25:57 PDT 2015

I'd like to float the general idea that an upgrade to a project like 
Grass should not be in beta until key dependent projects (such as QGIS) 
are working with the new upgrade.

I see this as being in line with OSGeo Incubation guidelines:

On the immediate question of which version of Grass to use on 
OSGeo-Live, our policy is has been to always use stable versions, even 
if that means to go back a version:
With OSGeo-Live, we focus on not having bugs as this is a major turn 
away factor for new users.
Based on that reasoning, we should be selecting Grass 6, and avoid 
breaking QGIS 2.8.
I acknowledge that we might need to make a special case for Grass. If an 
upgrade to QGIS 2.10 achieves this, I'd be inclined to see if we can 
make the qgis 2.10 upgrade a priority.

On 5/08/2015 4:44 am, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 7:54 PM, Luca Delucchi <lucadeluge at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2 August 2015 at 23:22, Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> In Debian it's not a joke. GRASS 7 is still in experimental because it
>>> breaks the QGIS plugin. There was strong user demand to not break the
>>> QGIS GRASS plugin that convinced me to not move it out of experimental
>>> before the QGIS issue is fixed.
>> I think this is wrong, I felt really sad about know this (I'm debian user).
>> GRASS7 exists since several years, there are a lot of new stuff for
>> users
> Here for a summary:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Grass7/NewFeatures
>> and it is not a fault of GRASS community if QGIS community was
>> not able/interested to update the plugin, so I think that the Debian
>> users have to use the latest and greatest GRASS version. Please move
>> GRASS 7 from experimental to testing as soon as possible (some Italian
>> Debian users were disappointed they cannot use GRASS 7).
>> my2cents
>>> OSGeo-Live's role as a showcase of the best of breed open source
>>> geospatial applications is a good reason to not be as conservative as
>>> Debian and update QGIS to 2.10 along with GRASS 7.0.1.
>> +1
>>> Kind Regards,
>>> Bas
>> Best regards
> Best
> Markus
>> --
>> ciao
>> Luca
>> http://gis.cri.fmach.it/delucchi/
>> www.lucadelu.org

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