Quantum GIS Report 2008

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Quantum GIS

  • Contact name: Gary Sherman

Key Accomplishments

  • Two new versions of QGIS where released during 2008: 0.10 "Io" and 0.11 "Metis"
  • Python plugin repositories were established for both official and user-contributed plugins
  • By year end, the 1.0 "Kore" release branch had been established and the version was ready for packaging (release came in January 2009)
  • The addition of Python bindings has continued to prompt community contribution of plugins that extend QGIS in new an interesting ways
  • Paolo Cavallini was added to the Project Steering Committee and assumed the role of Financial/Marketing Advisor
  • QGIS was well represented at FOSS4G2008

Areas for Improvement

  • Packaging releases remains an area with room for improvement. Work on need to streamline the process for releasing packages on all major platforms, with a specific need for the Windows OS.

Opportunities to Help

  • list areas that could use some help from members and readers of the report

Outlook for 2009

  • this is the motivational part that is meant to inspire readers to keep their eyes open for great stuff in 2008 :)