The GeoServer team is happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.3-RC1, available for download. This release contains a number of bug fixes and small improvements since 2.3-beta. Here is a quick summary:

  • faster computation of layer bounding box for Oracle data sources when the table is not in the user’s schema ([GEOS-5535])

  • a few improvements to SLD 1.1 compatibility, fixing a few bits that are available in SLD 1.0 but not quite working when read from SLD 1.1 ([GEOS-4718], [GEOS-5544])

  • fix for HTML templates not being used when the SLD has a large number or rules ([GEOS-5534])

  • improvements in the integration of the new GeoWebCache disk quota subsystem ([GEOS-5633], [GEOS-5597], [GEOS-5634])

  • handling the same parameter used multiple times in the same request ([GEOS-5645])

  • ability to recover the master password in case it’s lost ([GEOS-5606])

  • fixed a number of extensions that were not properly working in 2.3-beta, app-schema and excel, ([GEOS-5496], [GEOS-5629])

  • GetLegendGraphics won’t cut out large point symbols anymore, it will rescale them instead ([GEOS-5592), and made GetLegendGraphics work against layers whose geometry type is unkonwn ([GEOS-5587])

See the change log for all the details. Special thanks to everyone who contributed for this release.

Try out the release candidate today and help us by reporting any issues found on the GeoServer mailing list and in the bug tracker.