OTB 8.0.0 Alpha 2

Dear OTB community,

We are happy to announce that OTB version 8.0.0 Alpha 2 is available.

Ready to use binary packages are available on the package page of the website:

OTB-8.0.0-alpha2-Win64.zip for Windows 64 bits
OTB-8.0.0-alpha2-Linux64.run for Linux
OTB-8.0.0-alpha2-Darwin64.run for Mac OS X

You can also checkout the release branch with git:

git clone https://gitlab.orfeo-toolbox.org/orfeotoolbox/otb.git OTB -b release-8.0

The documentation for OTB 8.0.0 can be found here

The main goal of release 8.0 is to remove OSSIM from OTB dependencies. This implies the refactoring of a lot of classes and functions, many of which are in the core modules of the library. The plan of this refactoring is detailed in this issue.

Two alpha version were planned before the actual release and release candidates. This is the second one, intended at testing the SAR processing without OSSIM. This is the first release of OTB without OSSIM as a dependency.

Main changes in this alpha version:

  • The SAR Model framework
  • Improvements to QGIS interface.
  • No dependency to OSSIM

Given the scale of the refactoring, particular attention should be given to the validation of these changes.
We welcome your feedbacks and requests on GitLab and if you find a bug, please report it.

The OTB team.