We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.12.3. Downloads are available (zipwar, and exe) along with docs and extensions.

This is a maintenance release and a recommend update production systems. This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 18.3.

Highlights of this release are featured below, for more information please see the release notes (2.12.3,2.12.2, 2.12.1  2.12.0   2.12-RC1   2.12-beta).


  • Improved bounding box reporting in WMS GetCapabilities allowing more entries to be supported when Output bounding box for every support CRS is selected. Bounding boxes are now returned for layer groups as well.

  • NetCDF/GRIB has been improved with a new setting to copy over global attributes when generating NetCDF output

Bug Fixes

  • WFS 2.0 fix for interaction with startIndex and the total features count

  • CQL filters can now be used with the WMS vector tile output format

  • GeoPackage WPS output corrected to generate y coordinates from bottom left

  • User interface for editing workspace details checks for conflicts with name or namespace URI.

  • GML 3.2 output can now limit the number of decimals used for coordinate output

  • REST management of styles now supports defining a style using POST for CSS, YSLD and MapBox styles (previously this only worked for SLD)

  • WPS output error handling does a better job reporting when Async output format parameters are incorrect.

  • WPS improvements have also been made for the cleanup of temporary folders and output “raw data encoder” (which is often used for image generation).

  • Demo request page does a better job of of reporting authorization failures, and correctly sending credentials for testing service security.

  • GetLegendGraphic fixes to correct line thickness and ensure polygons and points are not cut off.

Community Updates

For developers building from source our community modules remain a great place to collaborate on new functionality and improvements. This month Nuno Oliveira has added a new community module for the GeoTools MongoDB datastore.

Security Updates

Please update your production instances of GeoServer to receive the latest security updates and fixes.

If you encounter a security vulnerability in GeoServer, or any other open source software, please take care to report the issue in a responsible fashion.

About GeoServer 2.12 Series

Additional information on the 2.12 series: