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Revision as of 10:17, 16 August 2016

During the FOSS4G 2016 , 21-28 August 2016, Bonn, Germany, the GRASS GIS project will join the code sprint

Important dates:

  • CodeSprint I: Sun 21.08.2016 12:00 - Tue 23.08.2016 (open end)
  • FOSS4G 2016 Schedule
  • CodeSprint II: Sat 27.08.2016 - Sun 28.08.2016 12:00 a.m


Get together of GRASS GIS project members to take decisions and tackle small and larger problems.

For this meeting, we welcome people committed to improving the GRASS GIS project. This includes developers, documenters, bug reporters, translators, and users!


If you are interested to sponsor the GRASS Community Sprint, please read about
    sponsoring the GRASS project at http://grass.osgeo.org/donations/
and, if needed, contact Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org>. Any surplus at the end of the event will be turned over to the GRASS GIS project.

The GRASS Community Sprint is a great occasion for you to support the development of GRASS. With your contribution you'll enable more developers to meet in Bonn. The community sprint is an important opportunity for the GRASS developers to discuss and collaboratively resolve bugs, plan the direction for the project and work on new features. Please see below for the more detailed agenda. The developers and contributors are donating their valuable time, so it would be great if in-kind funding can be made available from within the community to cover out-of-pocket expenses. All of the work that takes place at the community sprint will be directly contributed back into the GRASS project to the benefit of everyone who uses it.

Thanks to our sponsors


Accommodation and Costs

  • to be defined


Agenda - What we plan to do

Note: The program is generally open for your ideas. Please edit this wiki page!

Web site

  • Migrate the good old CMSMS to Wordpress


  • Finalize the new GRASS GIS flyer prepared by Vincent Bain
    • needed: catchy time series screenshot

New Releases

Minor releases:

Major release:

Documentation and translation

  • Add examples to manual pages
  • Translation of messages
  • Translation of Wiki pages

Bug squashing


  • improve r.modis addons
  • integrate Google Summer of Code projects (where adequate)
  • continue working on OBIA toolchain:
    • Testing of mean shift in i.segment
    • Finalization of r.object.geometry and its integration into i.segment.uspo
  • add R-batch files to OSGeo4W-winGRASS7 see osgeo4w/ticket 413

Better integration of git into development

  • since github/gitlab/bitbucket etc are a valuable and recognized source of new source code, we should be able to receive such contributions easily



For organizational reasons, please additionally register at: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2016_Code_Sprint

In person

Please add your name here or contact Luca Delucchi <lucadeluge at gmail com>:

No Participant Country Arrival Departure Topic T-Shirt Notes
1 Luca Delucchi Italy August 21 August 28 L
2 Martin Landa Czech Republic August 21 August 28 L
3 Markus Neteler Italy August 21 August 28 Releases, project coordination, bug hunting, getting more ppl involved M
4 Nikos Alexandris Switzerland August 21 August 28 S or M
5 Veronica Andreo Argentina August 26 August 28 S
6 Moritz Lennert Belgium August 21 August 27 M
7 Stefan Blumentrath Norway August 26 August 28 L
7 Milena Nowotarska Poland August 21 August 28 M

Via IRC chat

(IRC is a nice archaic chat system, see IRC)

No Participant Country
1 Yann Chemin France
2 Helmut Kudrnovsky Austria

Individual Preparation

  • Bring your own computer
  • Bring your power connector adapter if needed (Germany)
  • Install subversion and the compiler tools, and come with a working GRASS development environment if possible.


We have to remember to take at least one group photo! :-)


  • Is the GRASS Community Sprint just a coding event?
    • It is mainly a coding and documentation event. It is a working session for people who are already participants in the GRASS project and/or are committed to improving the GRASS project.
    • On demand we can do some presentations of current working GRASS implementation and new upcoming features to spread the idea of Open Source GIS software
  • Is the GRASS Community Sprint for developers only?
    • No: anybody can help, with testing, checking out bugs and fixes, documentation and more.
  • Where can I get help and more information about the community sprint?