[Qgis-developer] Announcing the release of QGIS 2.2

Jonathan Moules jonathanmoules at warwickshire.gov.uk
Mon Feb 24 06:05:08 PST 2014

Excellent work, thanks guys.

Just a thought, but as part of the release process (I'm guessing there's a
big list of things to do somewhere) I'd suggest updating the "Affected
Version" on redmine to whatever the newest version is. There's no 2.2.0 on
there currently.


On 22 February 2014 08:58, Jürgen E. <jef at norbit.de> wrote:

> 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.
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> 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:
> *
> http://changelog.linfiniti.com/qgis/version/21/
> *
> Give us your feedback:
> ------------------------------
> We welcome your feedback - please visit our issue tracker if you encounter
> an issue with the new release:
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> Please consult the existing issues there before filing any new ones.
> Happy QGISing!
> Regards,
> The QGIS Team!
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