Release/6.4.2RC1-News

GRASS GIS 6.4.2RC1 Release

Release

SVN Source Code

Overview of changes

  • Since the 6.4.0 release in September 2010 more than 1000 source code modifications have been made to the 6.4.x release branch.
  • Between 6.4.1 in April 2011 and the current 6.4.2RC1 more than 500 updates have been applied.

New modules

  • v.net.allpairs
  • v.net.bridge
  • v.net.centrality
  • v.net.components
  • v.net.connectivity
  • v.net.distance
  • v.net.flow
  • v.net.spanningtree
  • v.net.timetable
  • i.topo.corr
  • m.nviz.image (renamed from nviz_cmd)

Major module changes

  • r.univar, r3.univar: zonal support - r45941
  • v.generalize: major bugfixes - r46680
  • v.out.ogr: transactions (major speed up for datasources which supports transactions like PostGIS) - r45943
  • v.kernel: r45407 (#1277) - r45955, r45956
  • i.rectify: new options, to select the resampling method, to set the target resolution, and to control memory usage of the module

Minor module changes

  • g.extension: Better support for building and installing add-ons when the GRASS source code is not available.

Library changes

  • GRASS Python Ctypes interface included - r45937
  • Added 'arrays' support to GRASS Python Scripting Library - r45934
  • GRASS Python Scripting Library - mlist() replaced by mlist_grouped()

GUI changes

Map projection changes

Portability changes

Message translation updates

WinGRASS changes

Closed tickets

Closed bugs since the last release

#198
v.in.ascii: column scanning is borked
#541
wxDigit on windows fails (osgeo4w 6.4.svn)
#597
Digitize tool won't work
#620
Platform.make odd variables settings
#1004
WxGUI CMD fails if command contains non-latin letters
#1014
wxgui: display labels doesn't work
#1099
GRASS 6.4SVN with MSYS fails to start startup screen
#1110
v.rast.stats locks up on wingrass
#1128
v.digit toolbox - Button text might be hard coded, cannot be translate
#1139
v.report has a problem (only via OSGEO4W package)
#1158
Removing vector map in Windows fails with "Unable to delete vector map"
#1178
WinGrass: g.extension - problem with path to $GISBASE
#1181
r.le.setup fails on WinGRASS due to missing xterm
#1184
"d.vect display=attr" imply grass open process but doesn't close them.
#1189
wingrass: 'g.region -l' fails when using a NTv2 grid file
#1215
db.tables in Windows layer manager does not populate driver field for pg
#1276
r.null after v.to.rast in winGRASS does not work properly
#1307
wingrass: new wxgui dialog for v.in.ogr in windows7 does not show *.shp files
#1310
Browse button in WxPython GUIs (for scripts) does not provide a correct file path for WinGRASS
#1317
DebCheck QA: Invalid number of character
#1319
[wx vdigit] DebCheck QA: Mismatching allocation and deallocation
#1330
wxGUI: "UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters" in pl_PL.UTF-8
#1331
winGrass: hangs when displaying vector attribute labels
#1347
r.out.png uses now hidden libpng structs
#1348
wxGUI: Command console": Click here to show search module engine fails
#1352
Mismatch between overwrite parameter in GCPManager and v.transform
#1354
Missing MSVCR71.dll / MSVCP.dll prevent winGRASS from starting
#1355
Error starting wxpython v.digit session
#1374
psmap window does not open
#1375
wxGUI: vector digitizer: cannot close (empty) vector map
#1379
v.out.ogr incorrect output
#1380
WxGUI, menu does not work at all (languages using double-byte characters)
#1382
scripts/r.fillnulls fails when filename contains spaces
#1383
wxGUI crashes if settings file .grasswx6 does not exist
#1384
wxGUI Preferences: apply or save settings erases Layer Manager menu
#1386
wxGUI output gone
#1387
wingrass65 - wxgui compiling error and not starting
#1388
r3.univar gives bad results for cell counts
#1392
r3.to.rast converts FCELL map data to 0
#1398
problem with multiple entry selection
#1399
v.surf.rst fills up all available hard drive space when region is not set
#1406
g.extension fails on Mac (maybe other platforms too?)
#1409
wxGUI command console does not parse correctly "help" and first parameter
#1415
closecell: can't move + quant file error in winGRASS Msys shell
#1431
r.sun segfault in mode 2
#1432
wxGUI GDAL/OGR Importer: changing format doesn't affect list of layers
#1433
Problem with v.digit
#1441
Hard Copy Map Utility (wxPython wrapper for ps.map) text overlay is broken
#1448
run model menu item does not seem to work
#1450
grass 6.4.svn nightly build fails on startup
#1462
r.walk not working in Lambert Conformal Conic projection
#1477
error running v.what.vect under Windows/Osgeo4w
#1485
Cannot save workspace from wxGUI
#1486
wxGUI: legend "hanging", not updated after map change
#1489
winGRASS: don't even try to install if C:\Programms\GRASS XX not writable
#1493
wxgui About GRASS fails with UnicodeDecodeError
#1504
NVIZ shows only English Menu
#1507
r.in.gdal & others: -e must only modify the current mapset's WIND file
#1518
Misunderstanding with different topology format
#1519
Opening a saved workspace doesn't display all layers correctly in 6.4.2RC2
#1521
grass crashed on Fedora 14
#1522
dbm_base.py fails with multilayer maps
#1526
"Diplay/update attributes" can freeze GUI
#1531
bug in cartographic composer
#1532
Race condition in build system
#1533
mm.cc fails to build with GCC 4.7
#1534
vector_db_select fails with kwargs
#1535
winGRASS g.extension.py problems
#1538
wxGUI: Common raster formats importer python error for single file
#1540
grass python scripts run from grass6 return 1 on success
#1541
wxGUI: adding map to layer tree fails for r.mapcalculator and r.shaded.relief
#1542
problem starting r.mapcalc from the wxGUI command prompt
#1544
(Windows/osgeo4w) libtiff.dll is broken
#1547
wxGUI Cartographic Composer: division by zero
#1548
v.generalize: strange behaviour on win
#1549
r.to.vect lines not working well?
#1551
missing NVIZ translations
#1552
WinGRASS: spaces in pathnames for r.in.aster
#1564
The options of 'Create histogram of raster map' are not working in wxpython GUI
#1570
In GRASS6.4.2RC3 with wxpython GUI the option Add raster cell numbers doesn't work

Closed wishes since the last release

#587
svn versions should better reflect svn rev
#641
Add setting to psmap to allow user to define embedded title of ps file
#662
db.in.ogr: allow --overwrite
#972
Provide visual feedback when loading available vector map list
#1007
WxGUI should provide visual feedback when adding new db column
#1133
ps.map doesn’t accept more than 10 ‘labels’ instructions
#1140
Formula in Raster Map Calc is not working with 'IF' condition, and NOT to have space. Only from GUI after commna.
#1147
user-defined tick labels for d.legend (patch included)
#1277
v.kernel - equal split on network
#1407
confusing error message after grass7 crash
#1419
wingrass - change commandline to "windows home"
#1454
v.outlier manual page does not refer that the vector needs to be a 3D one

Closed tasks since the last release

#1132
wxNviz and wxVdigit missing from 6.4svn
#1296
wx gui close shortcuts
#1345
backport ctypes to relbr64
#1422
FSF postal address
#1456
rename nviz_cmd
#1482
Wish - update to v.in.osm2