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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  • Git clone of latest 7.8 release branch (including yet unpublished bugfixes):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).

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The GRASS GIS 7.8.4 release provides more than 280 fixes and improvements with respect to the release 7.8.3.


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

  • ...

Database support

  • ...

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)
  • 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

  • TODO

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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