[Qgis-developer] Announcing the release of QGIS 2.2

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Sat Feb 22 00:58:48 PST 2014

QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System
that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows.

We are very pleased to announce the release of QGIS 2.2 'Valmiera'.  The
emphasis on this release has been very much on polish and performance - we have
added many new features, tweaks and enhancements to make the user interface
more consistent and professional looking (and hopefully easier to use). The
composer (used for creating print ready maps) has had a lot of work done to it
to make it a more viable platform for creating great cartographic outputs.

This is first release following our new four month release schedule that is
meant to make new features and bugfixes available quicker and the development
and new releases more predictable.

In order to streamline the release process, we only release the source code
today.  The binaries will be created in close succession by the individual
package maintainers.  The source code is and the binaries soon will be
available via the large download link on our home page: http://qgis.org

If there is not yet a binary package for your platform on the above page,
please check back regularly as packagers push out their work and the
download page will reflect the new packages.

A word of thanks to our contributors, donors and sponsors

QGIS is a largely volunteer driven project, and is the work of a dedicated team
of developers, documenters and supporters. We extend our thanks and gratitude
for the many, many hours people have contributed to make this release happen.
Many companies and organizations contribute back their improvements to QGIS and
fund development of new features when they use it as their platform, and we are
grateful for this and encourage others to do the same! We would also like to
thank our sponsors and donors for helping to promote our work through their
financial contributions. Our current sponsors are (QGIS Sponsorship is valid
for one year):

Gold Sponsor:
Asia Air Survey (http://www.asiaairsurvey.com/)

Silver Sponsor:
State of Vorarlberg (http://www.vorarlberg.at)
G.A.I.A. mbH (http://www.gaia-mbh.de/)

Bronze Sponsors:
ArguSoft GmbH & Co KG (http://argusoft.de)
Molitec (http://www.molitec.it/)

A current list of donors who have made financial contributions large and
small to the project can be seen here:


If you would like to make a donation or sponsor our project, please visit
*http://qgis.org/en/site/about/sponsorship.html#sponsorship* . QGIS is
Free software and you are under no obligation to do so. Sponsoring QGIS helps
us to fund our six monthly developer meetings, maintain project infrastructure
and fund bug fixing efforts

Visual tour of the new release:

You can find a list of highlighted changes and new features listed on the
detailed release announcement available here:


Give us your feedback:

We welcome your feedback - please visit our issue tracker if you encounter
an issue with the new release:


Please consult the existing issues there before filing any new ones.

Happy QGISing!


The QGIS Team!

Jürgen E. Fischer - QGIS Project Steering Committee Member
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