We are pleased to announce that the new stable version GRASS 6.4.1 has been released. This release fixes some bugs discovered in the
GRASS 6.4.0 source code and a few new features (over 560 updates to the source code with respect to 6.4.0 have been added). As a stable release 6.4 will enjoy long-term support.
GRASS 6.4 brings a number of exciting enhancements to the GIS. Our
new wxPython graphical user interface (wxGUI) is debuted, Python is now a fully supported scripting language, and for the first time since its inception with a port from the VAX 11/780 in 1983, GRASS runs natively also on a non-UNIX based platform: MS-Windows.
GRASS differs from many other GIS software packages used in the academic and professional worlds in that it is developed and distributed by users for users, mostly on a volunteer basis, in the open, and is given away for free. The source code is also freely
available, allowing for immediate customization, examination of the underlying algorithms, addition of new features, and faster patching of bugs.