In the course we decided to try the new version of GvSIG, which although it is not yet declared stable, it is possible to download different builds to see what wave.
I downloaded the 1214, and although I expected to test the dot and line symbology functionalities such as Had told me xurxo, apparently I'll have to try the 1218. Here are the first impressions:
Definitely, it was time to improve the iconography that was somewhat caveman.
Now it is possible to show or hide toolbars, which it seems that instead of being loose extensions they also have a grouping category. These can be seen as options when installed.
Also some actions have been grouped in the top menu where they can be applied to specific layers.
(Help) Although it does not appear to be a chm, the help has that appearance and can be accessed without having to navigate through the pdf manual
3. The extras
(KML) Now when loading a layer, in addition to the gml, shp, dwg, dgn and raster the alternative of loading a kml has been added, although I do not see that it is possible to export to this format.
(Construction) Some new construction commands have been added, such as spline and array. Also now it is possible to see the commands whose extension is not active such as explode, join, break, stretch and those that in the previous version unless you went to the extensions and activated them ... you would not know they exist.
(Remote Sensing) Apart from improvements in raster layer functionality, several functionalities have been created for working with images including classification, calculation of bands, definition of regions of interest and image profiles.
(Topology) Although this extension is available not only for the 2 version, we have tried and in effect, it is possible to convert an archaic shape into a topology with precision, rules and minimum amount of accepted errors.
Only God knows, maybe next week's days are saying when they expect to release a stable version.