Tuesday, July 3, 2012

GeoTools 8.0 RC2 Released

The Geotools community is pleased to announce the availability of Geotools 8.0-RC2 for download on sourceforge.
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).

The release includes plenty of bug fixes and improvements. Highlights include:
  • support for Postgis 2.0.
  • Add option to forgo encoding srsDimension on gml geometries and envelopes.
  • Rendering Transformation process to allow on-the-fly heatmap visualization.
  • Support encoding of GML srsName in urn:ogc format.
For more information on the release, check out the release notes for all the details.

This will also be the last release made from SVN because Geotools is moving to Github. A big thank you to OSGeo System Admin Committee for hosting the SVN repository

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the developers, users and contributor that have helped to make this release possible.

The GeoTools Community

GeoTools on GitHub

As a follow up to our earlier post, GeoTools considering a switch to git, we are pleased to report a successful transition to GitHub last weekend (Happy Canada Day).
Network Graph Showing 2.7, 8.0 and future "master" 9.0 development
The change proposal, Transition to GitHub, has the details on what was involved in changing over.

A massive thanks to Justin DeOlivera for setting up the origional GitHub mirror, transitioning the committer list over to GitHub, updating the build boxes to checkout from the new repository, the release scripts to tag correctly and so forth. With any transition supporting the developer community is critical, and Justin has done a great job answering questions about git (and filling in lots of docs with the details).

GeoTools on github:
Updated user-guide build instructions:
Updated developers guide procedures: