QGIS 2.8 (the new “Long Term Release”) was released a few days ago. It is a minor release according to the changelog but it will be supported in this setup at least for the next year: Some good news for all those working in a bigger, administrated environment as it is always a problem to update software in these bigger infrastructures.
>1000 issues flagged by static analysis tools fixed
new code commits and pull requests are now automatically tests against our testing framework.
more responsive browser
support for contextual WMS legend graphics
custom prefixes for joins
creation of memory layers in core
field calc bar in attribute table
dxf export improvements
advanced digitizing tools
better simplify tool
composer gui improvements
raster image fill type
live heatmap renderer
multiple styles per layer
rotation of map canvas
improved date defined symbology UI
new algorithms in processing:
Regular points algorithm
Symetrical difference algorithm
Vector split algorithm
Vector grid algorithm
Hypsometric curves calculation algorithm
Split lines with lines
expressions extentable with custom functions
comments in expressions
QGIS server improvements: better caching, layer style support, value relations, DescribeLayer, python plugins
Raster image fill type (tiled images in polygons… WHOOHA!)
Unfortunately the current version is only available using the OSGEO4W setup installer and can be updated on Linux systems already. The stand alone installer will be available in a few days. If you already want to get the new version choose the option “For Advanced Users:”. So look ahead friends:
Hi, as I saw in the change log file for version 2.8, Qt5 support (optional – default packages are still currently built against Qt4). Could you instruct me how to build against qt5? Currently, I am using OpenSuse and installing QGIS 2.8 from its repo. Thanks alot!
You may need to read http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://raw.github.com/qgis/QGIS/master/doc/INSTALL.html and change reference to Qt5…
Thanks for your reply, but they only instruct the method to build with qt4 and not even mention qt5. Can you tell me more details about how to compile the source for qt5?
QGIS 2.8 HEATMAP! https://youtu.be/OQ5KnXgtM8g