Friday, October 7, 2011

GeoTools 2.7.3 Released

The GeoTools community is pleased to announce the availability of GeoTools 2.7.3 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 welcome documentation pack above).

This is a maintenance release focused on quality made conjunction with GeoServer 2.1.2.

With stable releases there is always a larger pool of people making contributions to thank. While it may not sound as exciting as listing the latest cool new features; it is this work on Quality that makes the GeoTools library a trusted success.
  • Rudi Hochmeister was kind enough to sort out connection pool handling for ArcSDE datastore.
  • Serhat Gulcicek has worked on the number of domain types the PostGIS DataStore can handle
  • Gabriel Roldan has been working a bit of WFSDataStore and has the honour of fixing the oldest bug of this release (GEOT-465 first requested 2005).
  • Gabriel has also been working the WMS client code allowing to better handle custom attributes advertised in the server capabilities document.
  • Jan De Moerloose has figured out a very tricky fix for the handling of patch patterns across tile borders.
  • Fernando González Cortés has fixed the handling of null shapefile records.
  • Andrea has optimised the recode, categorise and interpolate functions (which are heavily used when creating good custom styles)
  • And 75 more in the GeoTools 2.7.3 Release Notes
Finally thanks to Andrea and GeoSolutions for putting this release out; as always their work is appreciated.

The GeoTools Community