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GRASS GIS 6.0.2 released 22 February 2006

The GRASS Development Team announces:

GRASS GIS 6.0.2 released 22 February 2006

A bugfix release of GRASS GIS has been published today.

The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is a Geographical Information System (GIS) used for data management, image processing, graphics production, spatial modeling, and visualization of raster, vector and sites data. It is open source Free Software released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The new features of GRASS 6 cover a new topological 2D/3D vector engine and support for vector network analysis. Attributes are now managed in an SQL-based DBMS. A new display manager has been implemented. The NVIZ visualization tool was enhanced to display 3D vector data and voxel volumes. Messages are partially translated (i18N) with support for FreeType fonts, including multibyte Asian characters. New LOCATIONs can be auto-generated by EPSG code number. GRASS is integrated with GDAL/OGR libraries to support an extensive range of raster and vector formats, including OGC-conformal Simple Features.

GRASS is founding project of the new Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

Platforms supported by GRASS:

GNU/Linux, Sun Solaris (SPARC/Intel), Silicon Graphics Irix, Mac OS X/Darwin, Microsoft Windows with Cygwin, HP-UX, DEC-Alpha, AIX, BSD, iPAQ/Linux and other UNIX compliant platforms (32/64bit).

Software download/CDROM:

The new source code is available now, and selected binary distributions for major operating systems will be published shortly.

For details on GRASS software capabilities please refer to: http://grass.itc.it/intro/general.php, the previous GRASS 6.0.0 Announcement, and the previous GRASS 6.0.1 Announcement.

What’s new in GRASS 6.0.2

Selected Bugfixes (see ChangeLog for details and the previous announcements as well)

  • Source code quality/libraries:
    • Include header files fixed (in 6.0.2RC2)
    • FreeBSD portability fixes (in 6.0.2RC2)
    • changed year to 2006 (in 6.0.2RC3)
    • bugfix for ‘builddemolocation target’ in Makefile when building as root (RPMs etc) (in 6.0.2RC4)
    • bugfix to remove leftover object files (in 6.0.2RC4)
    • no longer ring the bell for messages which just inform
    • gis library: fixed (rare) bug where row pointers were enlarged to 8 bytes, overwriting the beginning of the data
    • gis library: fixed zlib compression bug for tiny raster integer maps if GRASS_INT_ZLIB activated (after 6.0.2RC4)
    • sites library: bugfix for gstat interface
  • Modules/Scripts:
    • Documentation: updates
    • New mapset creation: pre-define DBF default settings for attributes
    • g.proj: wkt/proj issues fixed (bug #3876) (after 6.0.2RC4)
    • ps.map: region command fixed
    • r.fillnulls: extended ring to 3 pixels, MASK management fix; resolution < 1 fix
    • r.random: randomness fixed for Cygwin and Apple; z added (after 6.0.2RC4)
    • r.regression.line: functional now
    • r.stats: fixed segmentation fault in certain cases
    • v.in.e00: do build the topology
    • v.transform: fixed file browser button (after 6.0.2RC4)
    • Scripts: Fixed remaining calculation problems (awk related) in scripts for various locales
    • Scripts: awk test fixed (in 6.0.2RC2)

For a more comprehensive list of changed modules see the ChangeLog_6.0.2.gz.

For a complete list of command in GRASS 6.0.2, see HTML manuals.

We are always looking for both testers and developers to help us maintain and accelerate this development cycle.

Release history: GRASS GIS 6.0.0beta1 released 12 January 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.0beta2 released 4 February 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.0 released 10 March 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.1RC1 released 3 August 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.1RC2 released 8 August 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.1 released 22 August 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.2RC1 released 29 December 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.2RC2 released 3 January 2006 GRASS GIS 6.0.2RC3 released 4 January 2006 GRASS GIS 6.0.2RC4 released 6 January 2006 GRASS GIS 6.0.2 released 22 February 2006

GRASS Development Team