Wednesday, June 22, 2011

GeoTools 2.7.2 Released

The GeoTools 2.7.2 release is now available on sourceforge for download:

If you are using maven GeoTools 2.7.2 is available from the OSGeo repository.

This is a bug fix release made in conjunction with GeoServer 2.1.1.

This is primarily a maintenance release focused on improving GeoTools 2.7 and is not devoted to new features. However a few call out to recognise some excellent work:

A long standing glitch in rendering line patterns was resolved; and GeoTools has been updated to work with PostGIS 2.0. Thanks Andrea and GeoSolutions for both of these fixes.

Thanks to Ben for back porting EMF 2.6.1 to the stable branch.

For more information:

The GeoTools development team would like to thank the contributors that provided parches, the users for their feedback and the companies providing sponsorship to fix bugs. Thanks to LISAsoft for sponsoring this maintenance release.

The GeoTools Community

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GeoTools developers considering a switch to Java 6

GeoTools developers are considering aswitch to Java 6 as the minimum requirement starting with GeoTools 8.0: this will give us an improved API to rely on, faster development cycle and a more common development environment setup (finding Java 5 is getting increasingly difficult, especially on some platforms).

The current stable series, 2.7.x, will remain on Java 5, giving people needing to support the old JDK at the very least another six months of live development.

We’d like to hear your opinion on this move. Let us know by voting on the user poll:

Thanks for your participation!