wiki:Release/7.8.3-News

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First round of updates from https://github.com/OSGeo/grass/compare/releasebranch_7_8@%7B12-11-19%7D...releasebranch_7_8@%7B05-01-20%7D

GRASS GIS 7.8.3

A short summary of changes: New features in GRASS 7.8

Releases

Stable Release

Release Candidate 2 (RC2)

Release Candidate 1 (RC1)

Git Source Code

  • Milestone: 7.8.3
  • Release branch created on 4 Aug 2019 (GH d4879d4)
  • Git clone of latest 7.8 release branch (including yet unpublished bugfixes):
      git clone https://github.com/OSGeo/grass.git
      cd grass
      git checkout releasebranch_7_8
    

Overview of changes

The focus of this release are stability fixes.

Important stability fixes across the tree related to Python 3.

The GRASS GIS 7.8.3 release provides more than 206 fixes and improvements with respect to the release 7.8.2.

A number of Mac-specific, more or less critical bugs have been fixed. The perhaps more notable improvement is the now working vector digitizer (G78:g.gui.vdigit).

New modules

  • n/a

Major module changes

(see also below for closed bugs)

Minor module changes

(see also below for closed bugs)

Improvements in the Graphical User Interface

  • wxGUI: ...

Python scripting

  • stability fixes regarding the Python 3 support
  • replace obsolete time.clock() in Python 3.3 (PR:244)

Projection support

  • ...

GDAL support

  • ...

Database support

  • ...

Library changes

  • Vectlib: fix usage of vector cats in constraint (PR:262)

JSON / REST support

  • ...

Unit tests / CI

  • ...

User Manuals - Documentation

  • manual: put module name at first position (PR:248)
  • Cleanup of multiple manual pages
  • G78:m.measure manual: mention square feet
  • full index manual: add missing pages (PR:258)

Portability

  • OSGeo4W: ...
  • Mac: Ctypes related compilation failure fix #3883
  • Mac: Vector digitizer crash fix #3487
  • Mac: G78:g.gui.iclass crash fix #3472
  • Mac: Removing map layer from button in layer manager crashes GUI #3607
  • Mac: Copy-to-clipboard key binding (make CMD+C copy, not clear panel) #3008 and #3592
  • Mac: G78:v.in.pdal compilation failure fix (PR:475)
  • Do not install config.status (PR:263)
  • Sort file lists in doc and tr stats (PR:247)

Docker support

  • Updates to Alpine docker files: use proj 6.2.1 in Alpine Dockerfile (PR:255)
  • Alpine docker image: added subversion package for g.extension (PR:261)
  • docker: image with Ubuntu 19:10 (PR:260)

Message Translations

New Addons since GRASS 7.8.2

  • TODO

Closed tickets

See GitHub.

Old trac tickets below.

Closed bugs since the last release

#3009
"Quit GRASS GIS" button only exits GUI
#3487
vector digitizer unstable
#3502
v.proj location not set in dialog
#3607
Removing map layer crashes wxGUI
#3652
Map display exception when switching to vector digitizer mode
#3691
addon r.connectivity.distance not working
#3740
The "Quit GRASS GIS" button does not close the GRASS shell/session
#3800
g.gui.gcp Wizard fails
#3818
Bug in modules.xml (double man1 in path)
#3838
r74307 breaks GUI: UnicodeDecodeError
#3874
Encode error in g.extension, add-ons not written in GUI
#3880
update/drop revision check after git switch
#3883
GRASS master does not compile with Python 3 on Mac
#3901
Addons missing in Makefile
#3927
r.external vs r.in.gdal under Windows
#3991
m.measure: mention square feet
#4001
grass78 --config broken
#4004
"Add web service layer" broken with Python3
#4018
GRASS ctypes fail with Python 3.7.6+
#4019
g.gui.iclass: Unable to import packages needed for scatter plot
#4021
r.import/v.import: confusing error message "ERROR: proj"

Closed wishes since the last release

#572
Remember recent GIS Data Directory
#1421
scalability of r.terraflow
#3964
Update browser list to check for chrome
#3993
v.import: document snap=-1