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<span class="header">Quantum GIS Documentation</span><br>
<span class="subheader">Version 1.4.0 <i>Enceladus</i></span><br>
<span class="subheader">Version 1.5.0 <i>Tethys</i></span><br>
<span class="warning">Please read this entire document for important information about this release.</span><br>
<span class="warning">You find a <a href="http://www.qgis.org/en/documentation/manuals.html">PDF manual of the current version</a> on the QGIS website.</span>
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<!-- This documentation describes the Quantum GIS (QGIS) application. More
information on QGIS is available on the web page at http://qgis.org. -->

<h2>Whats new in Version 1.4.0 'Enceladus'?</h2>
<h2>Whats new in Version 1.5.0 'Tethys'?</h2>

<p>
Please note that this is a release in our 'cutting edge' release series. As
such it contains new features and extends the programmatic interface over
QGIS 1.0.x and QGIS 1.2.0. If an unchanging user interface, programmatic API
and long term support is more important to you then cool new and untested
features, we recommend that you use a copy of QGIS from our Long Term Support
(LTS)1.0.x release series.
Please note that this is a release in our 'cutting edge' release series. As
such it contains new features and extends the programmatic interface over QGIS
1.0.x and QGIS 1.4.0. If an unchanging user interface, programmatic API and
long term support is more important to you then cool new and untested features,
we recommend that you use a copy of QGIS from our Long Term Support (LTS)1.0.x
release series. In all other cases we recommend that you use this version.
</p>
<p>
This release includes over 350 bug fixes, over 40 new features.
Once again it is impossible to document everything here that has changed so we will
just provide a bullet list of key new features here.
</p>

<h3>Main GUI</h3>

<ul>
<li>There is a new angle measuring tool that allows you to interactively measure angles against the map backdrop.</li>
<li>Live GPS Tracking tool</li>
<li>User configurable WMS search server</li>
<li>Allow editing of invalid geometry in node tool</li>
<li>Choice between mm and map units for new symbology. Scaling to use new symbology in print composer as well</li>
<li>SVG fill symbol layer for polygon textures</li>
<li>Font marker symbol layer</li>
<li>Added --noplugins command line options to avoid restoring the plugins. Useful when a plugin misbehaves and causes QGIS to crash during startup</li>
<li>Allow hiding of deprecated CRSes</li>
<li>Add point displacement renderer plugin - allows points to be shifted to avoid colliding with other points</li>
<li>Allow saving vector layers as ogr vector files</li>
<li>Raster provider: reduce debugging noise</li>
<li>Allow adding parts to multi points and lines</li>
<li>Text and form annotation tools are now in gui and app</li>
<li>Added possibility to place a set of default composer templates in pkgDataPath/composer_templates</li>
<li>Gradient color ramps now support multiple stops - for adding intermediate colors</li>
<li>Center map if user clicks into the map</li>
<li>New plugin for carrying out spatial selections</li>
<li>Data-defined size and rotation for single symbol renderer in symbology-ng</li>
<li>IdentifyAsHtml to raster layer and use it in identify</li>
<li>Export legend groups and layers with legendinterface and use this information to display groups in the composer legend.</li>
<li>Show selected feature count in status bar </li>
<li>Query option added to layer menu to subset vector layers</li>
<li>Option to label only selected features (on the 'old' labelling tool)</li>
<li>Load/save queries created in the query builder.</li>
<li>Manual adding of categories in symbology-ng.</li>
<li>Georeferencer: possibility to configure if residuals should be showed in pixels or map units</li>
<li>Delimited text provider: allow empty values in numeric columns</li>
<li>Added rule-based renderer for symbology-ng</li>
<li>Ability to create spatial lite databases from within QGIS</li>
<li>Inclusion of GDAL Raster tools plugin into QGIS core</li>
<li>New python console (with history)</li>
<li>Add validation to capture tool</li>
<li>Allow postgres layers without saved username &amp; password by asking for credentials</li>
<li>Support NULL values in search strings</li>
<li>Optionally add new layers to the selected group</li>
<li>Map composer can add attribute Tables in layouts. It is possibile to show only visible features in composer table or all features</li>
<li>Identify tool attribute form now non-modal in view mode (since r12796)</li>
<li>Identified features' highlight disappear when window is deactivate or closed and reappears when reactivated.</li>
</ul>

<h3>WMS and WMS-C Support</h3>
<ul>
<li>WMS-C support, new spatial authorities, wms selection improvements</li>
<li>Resolved EPSG dependency in spatial reference systems and included french IGNF definitions in srs.db</li>
<li>WWM provider makes requests asynchronously through QNetworkAccessManager now</li>
<li>WMS selection allows inserting of all layers of a branch</li>
<li>WMS has support for more mime types</li>
<li>Added load/save to WMS dialog</li>
<li>WMS-C scale slider gui added and more selection improvements</li>
</ul>

<h3>API Updates</h3>
<ul>
<li>QgsDataProvider &amp; QgsMapLayer: add dataChanged() signal, so that a provider can signal that the datasource changed</li>
<li>Use QNetworkAccessManager instead of QgsHttpTransaction (including caching and dynamic authentification to website and proxies)</li>

<li>Allow opening layer properties from plugins</li>
<li>Support for custom plugin layers.</li>
<li>Allow refreshing of plugins programmatically</li>
<li>Support for custom plugin directories using QGIS_PLUGINPATH environment variables. More paths can be passed, separated by semicolon.</li>
<li>Legend interface added to retrieve layers in legend order</li>
<li>Support more GEOS operators</li>
</ul>

<h2>Whats new in Version 1.4.0 'Enceladus'?</h2>

<p>
Please note that this is a release in our 'cutting edge' release series. As
such it contains new features and extends the programmatic interface over QGIS
@@ -2426,77 +2426,89 @@ void QgisApp::about()
abt->setVersion( versionString );
QString whatsNew = "<html><body>" ;
whatsNew += "<h2>" + tr( "Version" ) + " " + QString( QGis::QGIS_VERSION ) + "</h2>";
whatsNew += "<h3>" + tr( "Whats new in Version 1.4.0?" ) + "</h3>"
+
"<p>"
+ tr( "Please note that this is a release in our 'cutting edge' release series. As "
"such it contains new features and extends the programmatic interface over "
"QGIS 1.0.x and QGIS 1.3.0. If an unchanging user interface, programmatic API "
"and long term support is more important to you than cool new and untested "
"features, we recommend that you use a copy of QGIS from our Long Term Support "
"(LTS)1.0.x release series. In all other cases we recommend that you use this "
"version." )
+ "</p><p>" +
tr( "This release includes around 200 bug fixes, nearly 30 new "
"features and has had a lot of love and attention poured in "
"to it to take our favourite desktop GIS application another "
"step on the road to GIS nirvana! So much has happened in "
"the 3 months since our last release that it is impossible "
"to document everything here. Instead we will just highlight "
"a couple of important new features for you." )
+ "</p><p>" +
tr( "Probably the biggest new feature is the addition of the new "
"vector symbology infrastructure. This is provided alongside the "
"old implementation - you can switch using a button in the "
"vector layer properties dialog. It does't replace the old "
"symbology implementation completely yet because there are "
"various issues that need to be resolved and a large amount "
"of testing before it is considered ready." )
+ "</p><p>" +
tr( "QGIS now has a field calculator, accessible via a button in "
"the attribute section of the vector properties, and from "
"the attribute table user interface. You can use feature "
"length, feature area, string concatenation and type "
"conversions in the field calculator, as well as field "
"values." )
+ "</p><p>" +
tr( "The map composer has had a lot of attention. A grid can now "
"be added to composer maps. Composer maps can now be rotated "
"in the layout. The limitation of a single map layout "
"per project has been removed. A new composer manager dialog "
"has been added to manage the existing composer instances. "
"The composer widget property sheets have been completely "
"overhauled to use less screen space " )
+ "</p><p>" +
tr( "Various parts of the user interface have been overhauled "
"with the goal of improving consistency and to improve "
"support for netbooks and other smaller screen devices. "
"Loading and saving of shortcuts. Position can now be "
"displayed as Degrees, Minutes, Seconds in the status bar. "
"The add, move and delete vertex buttons are now removed and "
"the node tool is moved from the advanced editing toolbar to "
"the standard editing toolbar. The identification tool has also "
"undergone numerous improvements." )
+ "</p><p>" +
tr( "A render caching capability has been added to QGIS. This "
"speeds up common operations such as layer re-ordering, "
"changing symbology, WMS / WFS client, hiding / showing "
"layers and opens the door for future enhancements such as "
"threaded rendering and pre-compositing layer cache "
"manipulation. Note that it is disabled by default, and "
"can be enabled in the options dialog." )
+ "</p><p>" +
tr( "User defined SVG search paths are now added to the options "
"dialog." )
+ "</p><p>" +
tr( "When creating a new shapefile, you can now specify its CRS. "
"Also the avoid intersections option for polygons is now "
"also possible with background layers." )
+ "</p><p>" +
tr( "For power users, you can now create customizable attribute "
"forms using Qt Designer dialog UIs." )
+ "</p>" +
+ "</body></html>";
whatsNew += "<h3>" + tr( "Whats new in Version 1.4.0?" ) + "</h3>";
whatsNew += "<h2>" + tr( "Whats new in Version 1.5.0 'Tethys'?" ) + "</h2>";

whatsNew += "<p>";
whatsNew += tr( "Please note that this is a release in our 'cutting edge' release series. As " );
whatsNew += tr( "such it contains new features and extends the programmatic interface over QGIS " );
whatsNew += tr( "1.0.x and QGIS 1.4.0. If an unchanging user interface, programmatic API and " );
whatsNew += tr( "long term support is more important to you then cool new and untested features, " );
whatsNew += tr( "we recommend that you use a copy of QGIS from our Long Term Support (LTS)1.0.x " );
whatsNew += tr( "release series. In all other cases we recommend that you use this version." );
whatsNew += "</p>";
whatsNew += "<p>";
whatsNew += tr( "This release includes over 350 bug fixes, over 40 new features. " );
whatsNew += tr( "Once again it is impossible to document everything here that has changed so we will " );
whatsNew += tr( "just provide a bullet list of key new features here." );
whatsNew += "</p>";

whatsNew += "<h3>" + tr( "Main GUI" ) + "</h3>";

whatsNew += "<ul>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "There is a new angle measuring tool that allows you to interactively measure angles against the map backdrop." ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Live GPS Tracking tool" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "User configurable WMS search server" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Allow editing of invalid geometry in node tool" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Choice between mm and map units for new symbology. Scaling to use new symbology in print composer as well" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "SVG fill symbol layer for polygon textures" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Font marker symbol layer" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Added --noplugins command line options to avoid restoring the plugins. Useful when a plugin misbehaves and causes QGIS to crash during startup" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Allow hiding of deprecated CRSes" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Add point displacement renderer plugin - allows points to be shifted to avoid colliding with other points" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Allow saving vector layers as ogr vector files" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Raster provider: reduce debugging noise" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Allow adding parts to multi points and lines" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Text and form annotation tools are now in gui and app" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Added possibility to place a set of default composer templates in pkgDataPath/composer_templates" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Gradient color ramps now support multiple stops - for adding intermediate colors" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Center map if user clicks into the map" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "New plugin for carrying out spatial selections" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Data-defined size and rotation for single symbol renderer in symbology-ng" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "IdentifyAsHtml to raster layer and use it in identify" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Export legend groups and layers with legendinterface and use this information to display groups in the composer legend." ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Show selected feature count in status bar " ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Query option added to layer menu to subset vector layers" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Option to label only selected features (on the 'old' labelling tool)" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Load/save queries created in the query builder." ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Manual adding of categories in symbology-ng." ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Georeferencer: possibility to configure if residuals should be showed in pixels or map units" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Delimited text provider: allow empty values in numeric columns" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Added rule-based renderer for symbology-ng" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Ability to create spatial lite databases from within QGIS" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Inclusion of GDAL Raster tools plugin into QGIS core" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "New python console (with history)" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Add validation to capture tool" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Allow postgres layers without saved username &amp; password by asking for credentials" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Support NULL values in search strings" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Optionally add new layers to the selected group" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Map composer can add attribute Tables in layouts. It is possibile to show only visible features in composer table or all features" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Identify tool attribute form now non-modal in view mode (since r12796)" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Identified features' highlight disappear when window is deactivate or closed and reappears when reactivated." ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += "</ul>";

whatsNew += "<h3>" + tr( "WMS and WMS-C Support" ) + "</h3>";
whatsNew += "<ul>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "WMS-C support, new spatial authorities, wms selection improvements" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Resolved EPSG dependency in spatial reference systems and included french IGNF definitions in srs.db" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "WWM provider makes requests asynchronously through QNetworkAccessManager now" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "WMS selection allows inserting of all layers of a branch" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "WMS has support for more mime types" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Added load/save to WMS dialog" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "WMS-C scale slider gui added and more selection improvements" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += "</ul>";
whatsNew += "<h3>" + tr( "API Updates" ) + "</h3>";
whatsNew += "<ul>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "QgsDataProvider &amp; QgsMapLayer: add dataChanged() signal, so that a provider can signal that the datasource changed" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Use QNetworkAccessManager instead of QgsHttpTransaction (including caching and dynamic authentification to website and proxies)" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Allow opening layer properties from plugins" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Support for custom plugin layers." ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Allow refreshing of plugins programmatically" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Support for custom plugin directories using QGIS_PLUGINPATH environment variables. More paths can be passed, separated by semicolon." ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Legend interface added to retrieve layers in legend order" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += " <li>" + tr( "Support more GEOS operators" ) + "</li>";
whatsNew += "</ul>";
whatsNew += "</body></html>";

abt->setWhatsNew( whatsNew );

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