Sunday, May 27, 2012

GeoTools 8.0 RC1 Released

The GeoTools community is pleased to announce the availability of GeoTools 8.0-RC1 for download from source forge: If you are using Maven this release is deployed to our OSGeo Maven Repository: For more information on setting up your project with Maven see the Quickstart (included in the userguide documentation pack above).

This is a release candidate made in conjunction with GeoServer 2.2 beta and uDig 1.3.2.

As a release candidate we are pleased to showcases all the great improvements made for GeoTools 8.0 including docs, swing and core datastore improvements to support wfs2. On its own 8.0-RC1 is a jam-packed release with 65 fixes or improvements:
  • Upgraded to the latest ImageIO-Ext 1.1.3
  • Shapefile "next generation" support with sorting
  • A handy GeometryBuilder for fluent programming creation of geometries
  • For more details see the GeoTools 8.0-RC1 Release Notes
We would also like to welcome two new committers to the project:
  • David Winslow who is a GeoServer committer and also the lead of the GeoNode project. David has proposed a number of solid patches over the years and most recently some work on the TransformerBase class to allow it to do buffered writing with mark/reset capabilities.
  • Martin Davis has been putting forth some great patches as of late, most recently centered around supporting 3/2.5D data making its way through the entire "stack".
Thanks to the GeoTools tribe for starting up the release train. We are looking forward to GeoTools 8.0 being available.

The GeoTools Community