A short summary of changes: New features in GRASS 7.6


Stable Release

Release Candidate 1 (RC1)

SVN Source Code

  • Milestone: 7.6.1
  • Release branch created in r73210
  • SVN Checkout latest 7.6 release branch (including yet unpublished bugfixes):
      svn checkout

Overview of changes

A series of new features and stability fixes, manual improvements, and a few language translations have been added. Importantly, the new version is backward compatible with older 7.x releases.

The GRASS GIS 7.6.1 release provides more than 40 fixes and improvements with respect to the stable release 7.6.0.

New modules

  • n/a

Major module changes

(see also below for closed bugs)

Minor module changes

(see also below for closed bugs)

  • G76:r.buildvrt: manual cosmetics
  • G76:r.compress: print which compression method is actually applied; update documentation with regard to ZSTD as default compression if available, see #3758
  • G76:r.kappa: Pass correct map@mapset combo to the r.stats call
  • set spatial filter to correct geometry field if geometry option is given
  • G76:v.out.lidar: print names of column/table in error messages

Improvements in the Graphical User Interface

  • n/a

Python scripting

  • n/a

Projection support

  • configure: nad2bin check no longer needed; (user custom) grids are used via PROJ

Library changes

  • change libname to major.minor, see #3728
  • db: enlarge DB_SQL_MAX to support larger SQL queries
  • libgis: do_spawn() notify which command failed and why
  • catch Python-3.6 unicode error in escape_href() for lib/init/helptext.html
  • browser = "xdg-open" as fallback; no browser message spam in batch jobs; small help text wording and standardization
  • fix r73977 as "grass_gui" var does not exist on headless cloud systems

Unit tests

  • G76:Travis-CI: updated to use xenial instead of the outdated trusty distro
  • moved into 'examples/' subdir to prevent from undesired execution in online testsuite
  • store configuration in separate file

User Manuals - Documentation

  • G76:r.compress manual: ZLIB is no longer the default compression method (ZSTD is the default), updated
  • G76:r.stats manual: example of report raster cell counts of multiple raster maps added; use <h3> tag in examples


  • wingrass: change installation target, see #3732
  • wingrass: wrong OSGEO4W_ROOT when installing OSGeo4W to different target directory, see #3724

Docker support

Message Translations

New Addons since GRASS 7.6.0

  • G7A:...

Closed tickets

Closed bugs since the last release

Incompatile PostGIS Topology export
Python export in Graphical modeler does not refrect global overwrite flag
zstd-suport in GRASS >= 7.6: update manuals for variables and r.compress

Closed wishes since the last release

#3413 add new config option to support GDAL/OGR configuration options
#3529 allow to rasterize centroids

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