A short summary of changes: New features in GRASS 7.8


Stable Release

Release Candidate 1 (RC1)

Git Source Code

  • Milestone: 7.8.5
  • 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  • Git clone of latest 7.8 release branch (including yet unpublished bugfixes):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. It fixes startup issues in the graphical user interface with recent Python 3 versions. Furthermore, the addon extension manager received several updates. Further stability fixes, documentation improvements and updated message translations are included.

The GRASS GIS 7.8.5 release provides more than 80 fixes and improvements with respect to the release 7.8.4.

New modules

  • n/a

Major module changes

(see also below for closed bugs)

Minor module changes

(see also below for closed bugs)

GUI: Improvements in the Graphical User Interface

Python scripting

  • libpython: explain verbosity levels

Projection support

  • libproj: fix crs modification with PROJ6+ (PR:1007)
  • libproj: fix test for PJ_TYPE_BOUND_CRS (PR:1013)

GDAL support

  • n/a

Database support

  • n/a

Library changes

  • libgis: Use the full string length in strncmp() calls (PR:1060)

JSON / REST support

  • n/a

Unit tests / CI

  • Update setting env vars, Ubuntu 20.04 (PR:1098)

User Manuals - Documentation


Docker support

  • docker: update Ubuntu based images to 20.04 (PR:1180)

Message Translations

New Addons since GRASS 7.8.4

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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