Project: QGIS

Changelog for version: 2.6.0

Change log for the next release of QGIS 2.6.0. We have added many 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.

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.

If you enjoy using QGIS, please consider making a donation to support the project - either financial or of your time and skills! Lastly we would like to also take a moment to encourage you to fund a special campaign by one of our QGIS developers to get a working test suite for QGIS so that we can improve out quality assurance process and deliver you the best possible releases.

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.


User Interface

Syntax highlighting code editor

User Interface

Context menu for identify tool

User Interface

New colour buttons

User Interface

Add icon size 48 and 64

User Interface

Add layer to map canvas behaviour

User Interface

New color picker dialog

User Interface

Single select feature tool merged into select by rectangle

User Interface

Color palettes

Symbology

Better random colour choice

Symbology

Symbology user interface improvements

Map Composer

Composer images can be specifed as remote URLS

Map Composer

Control over hiding print composer items from prints/exports

Map Composer

Control over page printing for empty composer frames

Map Composer

Item tree panel

Map Composer

More control over appearance of composer arrow/line items

Map Composer

Data defined control of composer items

Map Composer

Composer Table improvements

Map Composer

Composer improvements

Map Composer

Improved item snapping

Map Composer

Multiple overviews for a map item

Map Composer

HTML item improvements

Map Composer

Composer map grid improvements

Processing

On-line collection of models and scripts

Processing

New modeler implementation

General

select related feature on the canvas from the relation reference widget

General

Project filename in properties

General

Legend improvements

General

Allow removing last point while measuring via del/backspace keys

General

Expression field (virtual fields)

General

Optionally use just a subset of fields from the joined layer

General

Editor widgets

General

Actions can now have an associated icon

General

Additional expressions types and options

General

Classes within graduated and categorised renderers can be toggled

Data Providers

DXF export improvements

QGIS Server

Add a precision setting for GetFeatureInfo geometry attributes

QGIS Server

Enhancements of searching with GetFeatureInfo request

QGIS Server

Context aware GetLegendGraphics requests

Programmability

API changes for QGIS widgets