We are very pleased to announce the release of QGIS 1.2.0 'Daphnis' the next in our development release series.

Our 'development' release series are provided to offer users a chance to try out new features as they make their way into the code base. We will not support these releases over a long term and they are aimed at people who don't mind if the user interface changes from release to release. We
are dropping the term 'unstable' in favour of 'development' to label our non-long term support releases since it creates the incorrect impression that these releases are more crash prone. In reality the developer releases contain many bug fixes that should improve stability over previous releases.

Binary and source code packages are available at


A visual changelog for the release is available here:


Along with the release of QGIS 1.2.0, the QGIS Community Team is hard at work on an updated QGIS Users' Guide version 1.2. The guide will be available in the near future - we will post announcements when it is available.

QGIS is a completely volunteer driven project, and is the work of a dedicated team of developers, documenters and supporters. We extend our thanks and gratitude for the many, many hours people have contributed to make this release happen.

If you would like to make a donation or sponsor our project, please visit
http://www.qgis.org/en/sponsorship.html. QGIS is Free software and you are under no obligation to do so.

Happy QGIS'ing!