Category Archives: Windows

New Native winGRASS Release (6.4.0 candidate)

A new version of the native WinGrass installer (note, not OSGeo4W or Cygwin) has been posted on the GRASS download page.

This release is based on GRASS 6.4.0svn (r38537) and fixes some problems with the Location Wizard among other things.

Download here: http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/binary/mswindows/native/WinGRASS-6.4.0SVN-r38537-1-Setup.exe

For known issues check:
http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/binary/mswindows/native/#Known_Issues

Please test and report any problems. Thanks to Colin Nielsen for packaging.

winGRASS 6.4.0RC2 now available!

The new winGRASS 6.4.0RC2 is now available! It has been packaged into the OSGeo4W installer which also provides QGIS, Mapserver, GDAL and other goodies.

OSGeo4W has two modes – express and advanced:

  • “Express” gives you a short list of suggested packages to select from which have been widely tested.
  • “Advanced” gives a long detailed list of packages and subpackages including development versions and so forth. For the moment GRASS is available in the “advanced” install. After a period of testing it may be moved to the “express” section.

OSGeo4W Installer download:
http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/osgeo4w-setup.exe
Please download it and test. The wizard will guide you through the installation process.

Find GRASS in
Advanced -> … -> Select Packages
All -> Desktop -> grass & tcltk: ActiveTcl wxpython (just click to select) -> Next …

Feedback is appreciated in two “channels”:

OSGeo4W installer related issues:

GRASS related issues:

Update 24-Jan-2009: The package was fixed to support the new wxpython graphical user interface.

BTW: The OSGeo4W team is seeking a new GRASS package maintainer, we hope to find a candidate soon – please speak up.