Saturday, June 22, 2013

GeoTools 9.3 Released

GeoTools 9.3 Released

The GeoTools community is pleased to announce the availability of GeoTools 9.3 for download from SourceForge:
This release has also been deployed to the OSGeo Maven Repository.

Please see the Release Notes for details. This release is made in conjunction with GeoServer 2.3.3.

A few thanks to the community on the quality assurance front:
  • Support for reading files out of a jar. Thanks to Farrukh Najmi for looking into this very tricky issue. This is one of the few patches we have had to accept without a test case as it could only reliably be reproduced using JNLP.
  • Christian Mueller continues his excellent work on JDBC support with fixes to DB2 oracle compatibility mode and addressing extent calculation performance
  • Mauro Bartolomeoli has been looking at axis order fixes for WFSDataStore, while Andrea Aime has been looking at similar issues with the WMS client, while Christian Mueller allowed for user control axis-order to imagemoasaic-jdbc
We would like to thank all contributors for making this release possible.


A special call out to users on twitter (@GeoFootballer) and email (Shi Wei Yu, Brett Walker) who helped with the pre-flight testing of the 9.3 release. Any help testing on windows is always welcome, and we were able to fix up a couple of headers.

With that in mind thanks to Jon Skeet for permission to distribute JtsTokenizer on such short notice, and Ben for clarification on the DateUtils header.  The GeoTools license page is easier to follow as a result.

If you would like to help test next month check in with the team on #GeoTools or geotools-devel.

This release was brought to you by Jody Garnett from LISAsoft.

About the 9.x Series

Here is a summary of the new features for the GeoTools 9.x series:
For more information on GeoTools 9.x series

Getting Started with GeoTools

GeoTools is an Open Source Geospatial Foundation project helping Java developers work with geospatial data. For a complete list of features please see the project overview included in our documentation.

If you would like to get started with GeoTools a Quickstart is available (covering Eclipse, NetBeans and command line Maven use). Additional tutorials and build instructions are included in the user guide.

GeoTools 9.x is the current stable series with a release scheduled each month. This level of service is part of our six month timed release cycle. We are always interested in volunteers - if you are in position to assist please stop by geotools-devel and lend a hand.

If you are upgrading from a previous version of GeoTools please review the upgrade instructions, as there has been some API changes around the use of FeatureCollection and ReferencedEnvelope.

Thanks for using GeoTools!