We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.12.4. 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 18.4.

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


  • Add forceLabels=on in the style editor map legend to help users,

  • Remove language warnings during Windows setup compilation and remove ‘work’ folder when uninstalling on Windows

  • Move MongoDB community module to supported status

Bug Fixes

  • Response time of WMS 1.3.0 significantly higher than vs WMS 1.x.x on systems whose axis in north/east order

  • Exception with NULL values with AggregateProcess

  • Style with Interpolate function causes NullPointerException on GetLegendGraphic

  • WFS with startIndex doesn’t return some results

  • Vector identifying feature info uses an undocumented system variable to set the default search area

  • Removing extensions with own configuration bits may cause GeoServer not to start up anymore

  • Windows Installation issue - upgrading GeoServer results in corrupt data_dir

  • Class java.util.Map$Entry is not whitelisted for XML parsing.

  • Add WMS GetMap and GetFeatureInfo tests for App-Schema MongoDB integration

  • CatalogRepository cannot find a store by name, if the store has just been added

  • WCS 1.0.0 generates wrong links in GetCapabilities

  • CatalogRepository should return a null on store not found, instead it throws a RuntimeException

  • Layer page will only show up to 25 bands, regardless of the actual set of bands available

  • Undocumented GDAL 2.3.0 CSV output geometry column name change breaks WPSOgrTest

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: