Quantum GIS Report 2007

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Quantum GIS

  • Period covered by report: Jan-Dec 2007
  • Contact name: Gary Sherman

Key Accomplishments

  • Released versions 0.8, 0.8.1, 0.9, and 0.9.1
  • The refactoring of libraries (starting at 0.8) allows the development of standalone GIS applications using the QGIS API
  • Version 0.9 introduced Python bindings, opening up QGIS development to a larger audience
  • Improved project management by establishing roles with the Project Steering Committee (PSC):
    • Release Manager
    • Technical Advisor
    • Community Advisor
    • Financial/Marketing Advisor
  • Entered OSGeo incubation in February
  • Funds management was transferred to OSGeo

Areas for Improvement

  • any weaknesses in process, software, management, etc. that you plan to address or recognise need some help
  • The QGIS project continues to improve its internal processes for development and release of packages.
  • There are a number of key shortcomings (labeling, map composition) that need to be addressed for the release of version 1.0 in 2008

Opportunities to Help

  • QGIS is in need of additional developers to close existing bugs and implement new features.

Outlook for 2008

  • this is the motivational part that is meant to inspire readers to keep their eyes open for great stuff in 2008 :)
  • Version 1.0 will be released in 2008, providing a stable API for the development of both C++ and Python applications