1. Overview of changes
After more than 3 year of development the first stable release GRASS GIS 8.0.0 is available. Efforts have concentrated on making the user experience even better, providing many new useful additional functionalities to modules and further improving the graphical user interface.
Breaking news: new graphical user interface with entirely rewritten startup sequence!
This re-establishes user experience compatibility with QGIS and other connected software packages.
The GRASS GIS 8.0.0 release provides more than 1,300 fixes and improvements with respect to the release 7.8.6.
With the introduction of the semantic label raster metadata class, the temporal database was modified to version 3. Hence, to be able to read and process GRASS 7.x space-time datasets, users will be prompted to run
t.upgrade. If users want to read newly created space-time datasets back in GRASS 7.x, they can run
Launching the software
The user experience of the graphical user interface has been completely rewritten: no more clumsy selection screens – just enter the menu system directly!
And on command line, GRASS GIS now starts versionless, i.e. as
2. Download and detailed list of changes
Thanks to all contributors!