The GRASS Development Team announces:
A new release of GRASS 5.0.x has been published. This is the stable release branch of the GRASS project. V5.0.3 is a bugfix release.
The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for data management, image processing, graphics production, spatial modeling, and visualization of many types of data. It is Free Software released unter GNU General Public License (GPL).
GNU/Linux, Sun Solaris (SPARC/Intel), Silicon Graphics Irix, Mac OS X/Darwin, MS-Windows NT/2000/XP with Cygnus, HP-UX, DEC-Alpha, AIX, BSD, iPAQ/Linux and other UNIX compliant platforms (32/64bit).
http://grass.itc.it , http://grass.ibiblio.org and from various mirror sites. The new source code is available now, and selected binaries will be published shortly. For details on GRASS software capabilities please refer to: http://grass.itc.it/general.html
GRASS 5.0.3 adds bug fixes, not features. There are no further scheduled releases in the 5.0.x series, but exceptions might be made for more bug fixes.
The next planned stable release is 5.4.0. The corresponding development series 5.3.x has several new modules, and features substantial improvements in projection capabilities and visualization (“nviz”).
Major changes to the vector engine and attribute management system have been implemented in the 5.7.x line, which will become the next major production series as 5.8.x.
We are always looking for both testers and developers to help us maintain and accelerate this development cycle.