Wednesday, August 21, 2019

GeoTools 22 Release Candidate Available

The GeoTools team is pleased to announce the release of GeoTools 22-RC:
This release candidate is also available from our Maven repository, and is made in conjunction with GeoServer 2.16-RC.

This release includes a various major changes.

Please Test this Release Candidate

A release candidate is your chance to both try out new features and contribute to the project with valuable feedback when we need it most.

Please test this release and let us know of any regression before we release GeoTools 22.0 final, in the second half of September.

Module Updates
  • JDBC Hana module moved to supported
  • Added PostGIS raster unsupported module
  • OGR unsupported module has been updated and returned to the build after it was moved to unsupported for the 20 series (OGR is still an unsupported module, but is once again built by default).
  • VPF unsupported module updated and returned to the build.
  • SWT unsupported module removed from the build for incompatibility with Java 11.
  • Oracle EPSG unsupported module removed from build for depreciated dependencies.
  • Unsupported Excel module removed from GeoTools for lack of support.
  • Unsupported App-Schema web service module removed from GeoTools for lack of support.

Assorted improvements

Other highlights from our issue tracker release-notes:
  • Upgrade to imageio-ext 1.3 with GDAL 2.x bindings
  • Make gt-swing able to load resources from OSGI bundles
  • Expose PostgreSQL driver SSL mode
  • Add support for TWKB transfer in PostGIS datastore
  • SimpleFeatureIO doesn't allow to encode big string attributes (bigger then 65535 bytes)
  • Improve coordinateAxis unit management
  • XS DateTime encoder doesn't support Local DateTime Handling System property
  • GeoTools cannot open the GDA94 -> GDA2020 grid shift files
  • MongoDB file schema generation uses only the first object from the collection
There is also a large set of bug fixes. For more information see the 22-RC release notes.