Project: QGIS

Changelog for version: 2.10.0

This is the change log for the next release of QGIS - version 2.10.0 ' Pisa' - host city to our developer meet up in March 2010.

Development Release

This is the next release in our 4-monthly release series. It gives you early access to the new features we have been working on and represents the 'cutting edge' of QGIS development. If you are working in a production environment where you wish to be more conservative about rolling out new features to your users, we also provide a Long Term Release (LTR) version of QGIS. The current LTR is version 2.8.2 and is available at download.qgis.org. LTR releases will be supported with backported bug fixes for one year, and will be in permanent feature freeze (i.e. no new features will be added, only bug fixes and trivial updates). The features provided in QGIS 2.10 'Pisa' will be included in the next LTR release (slated for release in 2016), so using this release provides you with an excellent opportunity to test new features that will make their way into the next LTR.

New Features in QGIS 2.10 'Pisa'

QGIS 2.10.0 includes many great new features, tweaks and enhancements to make the most popular Free desktop GIS even more feature filled and useful. Whenever new features are added to software they introduce the possibility of new bugs - if you encounter any problems with this release, please file a ticket on the QGIS Bug Tracker.

Thanks

We would like to thank the developers, documenters, testers and all the many folks out there who volunteer their time and effort (or fund people to do so).

From the QGIS community we hope you enjoy this release! If you wish to donate time, money or otherwise get involved in making QGIS more awesome, please wander along to qgis.org and lend a hand!

Finally we would like to thank our official sponsors for the invaluable financial support they provide to this project:

A current list of donors who have made financial contributions large and small to the project can be seen on our donors list. If you would like to become and official project sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page for details. Sponsoring QGIS helps us to fund our six monthly developer meetings, maintain project infrastructure
and fund bug fixing efforts.

QGIS is Free software and you are under no obligation to pay anything to use it - in fact we want to encourage people far and wide to use it regardless of what your financial or social status is - we believe empowering people with spatial decision making tools will result in a better society for all of humanity.


Symbology

Size scale and rotation have been removed from the advanced menu

Symbology

Visualise and modify the graduated renderer using a histogram

Symbology

Size, rotation and stroke-width expressions at the symbollist level

Symbology

Vary symbol sizes using the graduated renderer

Symbology

Live layer effects for layers and symbol layers

Symbology

Match categories to existing styles

Symbology

Data defined properties for font marker

Symbology

New option for preventing the automatic clipping of features to the map extent

Labelling

Support for non-latin scripts for curved labels

Labelling

Tweaks to label properties dialog

Labelling

"Follow point" alignment for multiline labels

Diagrams

Diagram improvements

Digitising

Improved geometry rotation tool

Data Management

Virtual fields are now updatable

Data Management

Improvements to DB Manager

Data Management

Filter chaining for relation reference widget

Data Management

Line edit with auto-completer for ValueRelation edit widget

Map Composer

Add scalebar sizing mode to fit a desired scalebar width

Map Composer

Support overriden layer styles also in the composer legend

Analysis Tools

Use logarithmic functions in the raster calculator

Analysis Tools

New zonal statistics features

Analysis Tools

New statistical summary dock widget

Processing

More uniform and predictable names for processing outputs

Browser

New browser properties widget

Browser

New browser icon

General

Join parameters can now be edited

General

Improved handling of potential project file overwrites

General

General improvements

General

Layers with joins can now be filtered

General

New geometry engine

Data Providers

DXF Export Improvements

Data Providers

GRASS plugin/provider improvements

Data Providers

PostGIS: support for Pointcloud layers

Data Providers

PostGIS provider side expression filters

QGIS Server

Support for tolerance parameter in WMS GetFeatureInfo requests

QGIS Server

GetFeature without geometry

Programmability

Improvements for programmers