The hopefully final release candidate GRASS GIS 6.2.0RC3 has been published. The following fixes have been done:

  • r.le.setup fixes (Glynn, Hamish)
  • default color map range (bug #5212) (Glynn)
  • fix v.digit/toolbox.tcl for tcl8.3 (Hamish)
  • update to EPSG 6.11.1 (Markus)
  • close GRASS after creating new location from file (Markus)
  • Fine tune intro text when launching GRASS in text mode (Paul)
  • gis.m zooming in mapcanvas.tcl (Michael)
  • missing Polish EPSG codes (Frank, Maciej)
  • initial Arabic translation (A. Masoud)

See also the GRASS Wiki Roadmap. This release candidate should be very close (or even almost identical) to the final release of GRASS 6.2.0.

Thanks to all contributors – coders and testers!

GRASS 6.2.0RC1 was released yesterday (
We are getting very close to the next stable version. This release improves upon the previous stable
version of GRASS by adding hundreds of new features as well as support for the latest GIS data formats. More soon!

After an extra round of hacking, the new SWIG based new GRASS 6.3 Python interface starts work within a GRASS session. We can now call GRASS C functionality in Python scripts. Via libera for GRASS as GIS backbone for other software packages!

[Special thanks to Alessandro Frigeri for the nice logo]

What you can do with GRASS and Povray… Italian Alps seen by Landsat.