wiki:Press Release 54 errata

Problems which have come to light after the 8.0 image went to press

Many of these problems will be fixed in our code repository now, and eligible to go into a possible 8.0.1 release. Fixes given below can be applied by hand; USB-drive and Virtual-machine users will only have to do it once, DVD users will have to re-do it every time they boot. "Sorry for the inconvenience."

Instructions for changing language and keyboard layout

  • Problem:

The instructions for changing the language and keyboard layout in the desktop-login welcome message are somewhat out of date.

  • Solution:

The instructions found in the main Help page are up to date, use them instead.

GeoNode?

  • Problem:

Layers do not properly load.

  • Solution:

In discussion.

GMT and MB-System

  • Problem:

GMT in Ubuntu 14.04 has a bug reading the coastline files causing the <tt>pscoast</tt> program to crash or never complete.

  • Solution:

In discussion.

GRASS GIS IPython Examples

  • Problem

Using the Processing (SEXTANTE) Toolbox in QGIS breaks GRASS's startup history file, which causes the IPython examples to fail.

  • Solution

Users will have to start GRASS and reset the main GIS Database path to <tt>/home/user/grassdata</tt>, then start in a GRASS session and exit from it again. The new startup history file is saved upon exiting from the GRASS terminal session.

OpenJUMP

  • Problem:

Fails to start on systems with more than 4GB of RAM.

  • Solution:

Edit the /usr/bin/openjump startup script and comment out JAVA_MAXMEM= on line 185.

uDig

  • Problem:

The program crashes the first time you run it.

  • Solution:

Just try again, after that it works ok.

Other

(minor issues)

  • Mapfish database exists in QGIS's list of Postgres databases, but is not available.
  • The 52nSOS database in QGIS's list of Postgres databases is actually "52nsos", all lower case. You can fix that with the <tt>[Edit]</tt> button.
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