Sunday, October 18, 2009

GeoTools 2.6.0 released

We are pleased to announce the long awaited release of GeoTools 2.6.0.

New features and improvements since GeoTools 2.5.x

Much of the effort in developing GeoTools 2.6 has been focussed on quality and performance but there are also a number of new features including :
  • The gt-process module now makes it possible to integrate external libraries such as Sextante into GeoTools applications. It also now provides vector to raster conversion.
  • The new gt-swing module with a basic collection of GUI components, many of which can be seen in use in our Quickstart and example applications.
  • A cleaner set of modules with a number of previously unmaintained and redundant modules being removed.

Getting this release

You can download the binary, source and javadoc distributions as zip files from SourceForge.

The source code can be downloaded using your favourite Subversion client from:

Those of you using Maven as your build tool can simply change the version for GeoTools artifacts to 2.6.0 in your pom.xml.

Finally, you can browse the javadocs for this release online.

Enjoy !

Friday, October 16, 2009

GeoTools 2.5.8 Released

It's been a big week for GeoTools releases, with both 2.6-RC1 and 2.5.8 hitting the streets.

GeoTools 2.5.8 has seen a number of changes including:
  • Improvements Shapefile locking
  • Various fixes to ImageMosaic stability
  • Support for JDBC aggregate functions
To try out the latest release, head on over to the downloads page.

GeoTools 2.6 has finally reached release candidacy, with the resolution
of a few key issues, including:
  • Solving a crash when reading ECW files
  • Updated the WCS 1.1 EMP model
  • Resolved a reader exception caused by FastBBox filters
  • The long-awaited return of the Javadoc build
For more information look to the 2.6.x branch page of the GeoTools wiki.