A short summary of changes: New features in GRASS 7.8


Stable Release

Release Candidate 1 (RC1)

Git Source Code

  • Milestone: 7.8.4
  • Release branch created on 4 Aug 2019 (GH d4879d4)
  • Git clone of latest 7.8 release branch (including yet unpublished bugfixes):
      git clone
      cd grass
      git checkout releasebranch_7_8

Overview of changes

The focus of this release are stability fixes.

Important wxGUI stability fixes, now wxPython 4.1 is supported.

GRASS GIS terminal prompt has now full support for Z shell (Zsh).

The GRASS GIS 7.8.4 release provides more than 170 fixes and improvements with respect to the previous 7.8.3 release.

This minor release again focuses on wxGUI fixes, especially in the animation export, the layer management, 3D visualization and the data catalogue. Many display modules received fixes as well, and the vector digitizer now works as expected.

New modules

  • n/a

Major module changes

(see also below for closed bugs)

  • raster module memory management: enable gisrc variable to set new value globally (PR:922)

Minor module changes

(see also below for closed bugs)

GUI: Improvements in the Graphical User Interface

Python scripting

  • libpython: fix Iterable import in pygrass/vector (PR:734)
  • libpython: mapcalc_start fix encode string (PR:738)

Projection support

GDAL support

  • n/a

Database support

  • n/a

Library changes

  • init: ensure zsh environment variable SAVEHIST is set (PR:857)
  • Add zsh terminal prompt support (PR:722)
  • lib/init: fix run py script with CRLF line terminators ('grass --exec') (PR:860)
  • libgis parser: an empty string is not an answer (PR:958)
  • color table percentage forest cover (PR:894)
  • Add national land cover dataset color table (PR:518)

JSON / REST support

  • n/a

Unit tests / CI

User Manuals - Documentation


  • use ${CC} instead of "cc" for linking on macOS (PR:611)
  • macOS: modernize app bundle info (PR:941)
  • macos: update app icon for hi-res support (PR:829)
  • grass.spec: enable EPEL8
  • env.bat.tmpl: Deal with blanks in OSGEO4W_ROOT (PR:859)

Docker support

  • Alpine docker: install git before build (PR:990)
  • Alpine docker: gdal-tools added
  • docker: fix GRASS lib path detection (PR:883)
  • docker: fix names (PR:984)
  • singularityfile: fix GRASS lib path detection

Message Translations

New Addons since GRASS 7.8.3

  • wx.metadata/m.csw.update: module for adding new csw connections resources candidates (PR:238)

Closed tickets

See GitHub.

Old trac tickets below.

Closed bugs since the last release

No results

Closed wishes since the last release

No results

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