…..And you’re saying “WE ALREADY KNOW THAT”…….. Well – maybe you didn’t.
If you’ve been keeping up with all the excitement you’ll know that QGIS releases often. Every release features new functionality. The release schedule got to be a bit much for some – so a LTR (Long Term Release) was produced that is stable for one year. As of right now the stable release is the 2.18 series.
QGIS publishes their release schedule and it more or less stays on target within a day or two. If you’ve been using 2.18 religiously there’s a good chance you’ve been using it for well over a year (maybe 2?). 2.18 is stable. 3.4 is going to be the next LTR in February 2019. You may want to start testing 3.4 to see how it fits in your workflow and projects. Why?
If you haven’t used the 3 series yet it’s different. New python version, new processing toolbox, new everything. Different – but not enough to make you scream – but possibly enough you may want to play with your workflows a bit.
Plus you may have some plugins missing that haven’t been ported over from 2.18. So you may want to start bugging your favorite plugin author and think about possibly sponsoring the migration (if it hasn’t happened).
Most of my clients have stayed on 2.18 so I’ll be pushing them over the next bit to migrate.
So Download the new version and have some fun with it!