QGIS 2.6 ‘Brighton’ Released

Nov 3, 2014 | GIS, Open Source GIS, QGIS

So I’m a bit behind…right in the middle of posting cool things about 2.6, ‘Brighton’ was released. It was fun from my end watching this (because I can’t do squat for the development side but file bug reports) as discussions occurred over the new features. Discussions over the release schedule. Discussions about proposed features coming in the future. IIf you are in GIS and don’t have QGIS installed you’re failing. I don’t care if you are a four letter acronym shop.

So from the email bag:

QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System
that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows.

We are very pleased to announce the release of QGIS 2.6 'Brighton'.

The new release contains a lot of new features, tweaks and enhancements. More
over this time there are more complete translations than ever before.

This is third release following our four month release schedule that is meant
to make new features and bugfixes available quicker and the development and new
releases more predictable.   Again the testing phase was fruitful and was
therefore extended by a week.  Thanks to all the tester for their time and good

The source code and binaries for Windows, Debian and Ubuntu are already
available via the large download link on our home page: http://qgis.org.  More
packages will follow as soon as the package maintainers finish their work.
Please revisit the page if your platform is not available yet.

Visual tour of the new release:
You can find a list of highlighted changes and new features listed on the
detailed release announcement available here:


Give us your feedback:
We welcome your feedback - please visit our issue tracker if you encounter
an issue with the new release:
Please consult the existing issues there before filing any new ones.

Happy QGISing!
The QGIS Team!

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