Monday, October 18, 2021

GeoTools 26.0 released

   The GeoTools team is pleased to share the availability GeoTools 26.0 

This release candidate is also available from the OSGeo Maven Repository and is made in conjunction with GeoServer 2.20 and JTS 1.18.2.


There is no specific incompatibilities noted for this release (see User Manual "upgrading" page):
  • Deprecated HTTPClient interfaces are now removed (previously these were deprecated after being relocated to a new package in the 25.x series)
  • Changes occurred in some internal handling of units of measure, as a result of units library upgrade. Should not be of concern for most users.

Updated Libraries

Each major release is an opportunity to update the libraries that GeoTools uses: 
  • JTS 1.18.2
  • commons-io 2.10.0
  • Upgraded JDBC drivers
    • oracle ojdbc9
    • mysql-connector-java 8.0.26
    • postgresql 42.2.23
    • mysql-jdbc 9.4.0.jre8
    • db2 bcc
  • solr 8.9.0
  • httpclient 4.5.13
  • batik 1.14

Improvements and Fixes 

Public service announcement: 
  • Removed unsupported epsg-oracle, georest, imagemosiac-jdbc, jdbc-ingres, gtopo30 modules.
  • Removed dependency on xpp3 (now use standard StAX API).
  • main is now the default branch.
  • Ongoing quality assurance improvements covering topics from refactoring complicated methods to catching accidentally committed System.out.println statements
From our issue tracker release notes: 
  • Introduce vendor options for rules
  • A new vendor option used to mark individual rules, symbolizers, or feature type style elements to be ignored (when rendering Maps or Legends).
  • WPS 2.0 EMF model and xml binding configuration
  • GML support has improved for unsupported wfs-ng module, with a separate gt-gml module created for improvements including surface, multi curves, curved polygons and arcs with more than three control points
  • Krovak North Orientated, used for EPSG:5514
  • Improve shapefile quadtree build performance
  • MultithreadedHTTPClient now sets the user agent to "GeoTools".