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GeoServer 2.20.1 Released

We are happy to announce GeoServer 2.20.1 release is available with downloads (bin, war, windows), along with docs and extensions.

This is a stable release of the 2.20.x series recommended for production systems. This release was made in conjunction with GeoTools 26.1.

Windows installer

We are pleased to announce the return of the GeoServer windows installer.

Windows Installer
Windows installer in action

Thanks to Sander and the GeoCat team for completing this work on behalf of the GeoServer PSC, everyone on the user list who helped test, and Stefan Overkamp for supplying screen snaps for the documentation.

Reference:

Improvements and Fixes

New Feature

  • GEOS-10228 Wrap the category text values of a legend

Improvements:

  • GEOS-10298 OpenSearch REST management API: allow creation of products via PUT
  • GEOS-10265 WFS-T Bulk Transaction optimization
  • GEOS-10268 Null Support in Features Templating

Fixes:

  • GEOS-10299 Reprojection console can now work with AUTO codes
  • GEOS-10292 Fixed issue changing worker pool size in raster access
  • GEOS-10289 Improve Shapefile Directory performance when working with a huge number of files
  • GEOS-10282 GeoServer translations files incorrectly decoded assuming UTF-8 causing translation files like GeoServerApplication_de.properties leading characters represented as question marks
  • GEOS-10281 GeoServer log level was not being picked up with during Catalog reload
  • GEOS-10277 Add a special keyword for semi-colon as a CSV Separator in WFS request
  • GEOS-10273 GeofenceAccesManager index out of bound issue when requesting nested layerGroups

Community Updates

For developers building from source, our community modules are a great place to collaborate on functionality and improvements.

  • GEOS-10301 The ogc-api community module resolved conflicting woodstax parser preventing editing of SLD styles

About GeoServer 2.20

Additional information on GeoServer 2.20 series:

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GeoServer 2.19.3 Released

GeoServer 2.19.3 Released

The GeoServer team are happy to announce GeoServer 2.19.3 release is available for download (zip and war) along with docs and extensions.

This GeoServer 2.19.3 release was produced in conjunction with GeoTools 25.3, this is a maintenance release recommended for production systems.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, and to Ian Turton (Astun Technology) for making this release.

Improvements and Fixes

Bug

  • [GEOS-9937] - Name of styles with colons are incorrect in REST API
  • [GEOS-10072] - WMS dimension default values and nearest match can pollute caches (in GWC and beyond)
  • [GEOS-10132] - Deadlock at org.geotools.xsd.XSD.getSchema
  • [GEOS-10133] - Connecting to WMS Service via Http Proxy
  • [GEOS-10158] - POST request -> j_spring_security_check is in http plain even if proxy base url is in https
  • [GEOS-10161] - Smart data loader missing PostgreSQL type in DomainModelBuilder
  • [GEOS-10162] - GeoServerOAuthAuthenticationFilter creates Anonymous authentication when preAuthenticated principal is not present
  • [GEOS-10173] - CoverageViewReader’s format not being secured with Geofence-Geoserver
  • [GEOS-10188] - Features templating when deleting a templateInfo all the template contents will be deleted
  • [GEOS-10193] - Indirect imports will drop the target table if there is any failure during the import process
  • [GEOS-10198] - Features Templating - TemplateRuleService save rule bug
  • [GEOS-10200] - GetLegendGraphic can fail if SCALE removes all rules
  • [GEOS-10208] - Broken link in DDS/BIL community plugin documentation
  • [GEOS-10213] - WMS requests fail on LayerGroup default style names, when used in GetMap/GetFeatureInfo/GetLegendGraphics
  • [GEOS-10215] - Layers nested inside a group maintain their prefix even in workspace specific services
  • [GEOS-10227] - Features Templating - Included templates are not reloaded on file modifications
  • [GEOS-10266] - Features Templating makes getfeatureinfo fail for raster data
  • [GEOS-10273] - GeofenceAccesManager throws index out of bound when requesting nested layerGroups

New Feature

  • [GEOS-10063] - Add XML templating support to features-templating community plug-in
  • [GEOS-10118] - Features templating add include directive in xml templates
  • [GEOS-10153] - Features templating UI
  • [GEOS-10154] - Feature templating - Add HTML template support
  • [GEOS-10165] - Features templating add Rest API
  • [GEOS-10166] - Features templating - Add CQL profile field in template rule UI
  • [GEOS-10217] - Features templating add GetFeatureInfo support

Improvement

  • [GEOS-10080] - Features-templating allows the possibility to reference domain attribute in templates
  • [GEOS-10081] - Features-templating allow the encoding of xml attribute in nodes encoded from a Static or Dynamic builder
  • [GEOS-10119] - Features templating add managed support and allow simplified templates structure
  • [GEOS-10172] - Add support for GeoPackage output in WPS download
  • [GEOS-10194] - Improve importer LOGGING
  • [GEOS-10265] - WFS-T Bulk Transaction optimization

For details check the 2.19.3 release notes.

About GeoServer 2.19

Additional information on GeoServer 2.19 series:

WMS GetFeatureInfo includes labels from ColorMap

Promote WMTS multidim to extension

Promote WPS-Download to extension

Promote params-extractor to extension

Promote GWC-S3 to extension

Promote WPS-JDBC to extension status

Promote MapML to extension status

GeoServer repository transition to main branch

Release notes ( 2.19.3| 2.19.2| 2.19.1 | 2.19.0 | 2.19-RC )

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GeoServer 2.20.0 Released

We are happy to announce GeoServer 2.20.0 is available for download (bin, war, windows) along with docs and extensions.

This the first stable release of the 2.20.x series and recommended for production systems. This release is made in made in conjunction with GeoTools 26.0 and GeoWebCache 1.20.0.

Internationalization

The leading feature for this release is the internationalization of Title, Abstract and Contact details for:

  • WMS 1.1 and 1.3
  • WFS 2.0
  • WCS 2.0

See documentation for internationalization support and GSIP-203 proposal for details.

New feature:

  • GEOS-10123 Internationalization for title and abstract
  • GEOS-10207 Allow creation of internationalized raster legends
  • GEOS-10190 i18n support for Contact Information
  • GEOS-10185 LayerGroup legend internationalization styles returns multiple values
  • GEOS-10177 Allow Default Translation
  • GEOS-10129 Add language function for multilingual support in sld

Improvements and fixes:

  • GEOS-10205 Layer with i18n title might appear twice in the capabilities, while being contained in a named tree
  • GEOS-10204 Default locale is not being used while producing internationalized outputs in Capabilities document
  • GEOS-10160 Requested Language in GetCapabilities

Configuring multiple languages for title and abstract

Modules Status Information for Extensions

Thanks to Ian for completing a [long outstanding request][https://osgeo-org.atlassian.net/browse/GEOS-10067] to provide listing everything you have installed:

  • The Server Status page now provides a complete list of the loaded modules and extensions
  • This extension list can also be checked via REST API (allowing scripts to check if the functionality they require has been installed)

New Feature:

Improvements and fixes:

  • GEOS-9967 Add Module Status implementation for CSW Extension

Module listing in the status page

Updates and quality assurance

GeoServer continues to be build with the latest open source technologies:

  • GeoTools 26-RC
  • GeoWebCache 1.20-RC
  • JAI-EXT 1.1.20
  • ImageIO-EXT 1.3.10
  • JTS 1.18.2
  • GeoFence 3.5.0
  • Flatgeobuf to 3.10.1

The team continues to work with automated code checks, gradually improving the codebase and introducing checks to ensure issues are not re-introduced over time:

  • Check system.out.println and printStackTrace statements are not accidentally committed, which can add to logs
  • Cognitive complexity checks, start cleaning up methods that are too complex
  • Use StandardCharsets when possible, rather than String
  • Avoid unnecessary object wrapper creation
  • Use short arrays initializers
  • Work towards consistent style with checks to avoid C style array declarations, add missing @Override annotations, and check java generics are used

This dedication helps provide confidence in the technology we publish.

WMS

Fixes and improvements:

  • GEOS-4939 Coordinate system ISSUE - S-JTSK Krovak East North (EPSG: 5514) - cannot be set up
  • GEOS-10032 Group Layer in Catalog Mode Hide not in capabilities when unauthenticated
  • GEOS-10013 Mark invalid error while validating or saving a Style
  • GEOS-9907 Enable usage of labelPoint function in GetFeatureInfo requests
  • GEOS-9759 Set Response Cache Headers in LayerGroups

The following functionality has been removed:

  • GEOS-10001 Remove animator and animated GIF support from WMS

    Use of WPS Animation process is provided as an alternative

WFS

Fixes and improvements:

WPS

Fixes and improvements:

  • GEOS-9990 Add GUI and REST API to configure the wps-download module
  • GEOS-10073 WPS animation download process should report about eventual time mis-matches

WMTS

Improvements and fixes:

  • GEOS-10008 Have GeoServerTileLayer implementing TileJSONProvider
  • GEOS-9971 GeoWebCache S3 plugin require AWS creds

INSPIRE Extension

New feature:

  • GEOS-10124 Add Language support to INSPIRE extension

Improvements and fixes:

  • GEOS-10211 Unable to pass INSPIRE validation: Version is mandatory (WMS)
  • GEOS-10192 Inspire extension consistent outputResponse element
  • GEOS-10141 Inspire extension better error message on language not found
  • GEOS-10163 Incorrect INSPIRE namespace URI

And more!

Fixes and Improvements:

  • GEOS-10092 Fix the page description of remote WMS/WMTS connection
  • GEOS-10189 I18n improvement using the UTF-8 charset for Chinese translations
  • GEOS-10033 Geoserver startup and shutdown shell scripts don’t handle path with spaces
  • GEOS-9381 Conversion from boolean true/false in geoserver to SQL Server bit 0/1, is broken
  • GEOS-9970 MapML GetFeature bug fix for CRS authority
  • GEOS-10201 Geoserver fails to start on Windows 11 beta
  • GEOS-10264 Address startup warning File option not set for appender [geoserverlogfile]
  • GEOS-9950 MapPreviewPage logs unable to find property: format.wfs.text/csv continuously
  • GEOS-10265 WFS-T Bulk Transaction optimization

About GeoServer 2.20

Additional information on GeoServer 2.20 series:

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GeoServer 2.20-RC Released

We are happy to announce GeoServer 2.20-RC release candidate is available for testing. Downloads are available (zip and war) along with docs and extensions.

This is a GeoServer release candidate made in conjunction with GeoTools 26-RC and GeoWebCache 1.20-RC.

  • Release candidates are a community building exercise and are not intended for production use.
  • We ask the community (everyone: individuals, organizations, service providers) to download and thoroughly test this release candidate and report back.
  • Testing priority is the new internationalization support
  • Participating in testing release candidates is a key expectation of our open source social contract. We make an effort to thank each person who tests in our release announcement and project presentations!
  • GeoServer commercial service providers are fully expected to test on behalf of their customers.

Release Candidate Testing Priorities

This is an exciting release and a lot of great new functionality has been added. We would like to ask for your assistance testing the following:

  • The number one testing priority is to try out GeoServer with your data! Mass market open source thrives on having many people to review. Scientific open source like GeoServer thrives on exposure to many datasets.
  • The rest of this blog post highlights new features for GeoServer 2.20, please try out these features, read the documentation links, and ask questions.

Known Issues:

  • No issues reported at this time, you could be the first!

Internationalization

The leading feature for this release is the internationalization of Title, Abstract and Contact details for:

  • WMS 1.1 and 1.3
  • WFS 2.0
  • WCS 2.0

See documentation for internationalization support and GSIP-203 proposal for details.

New feature:

  • GEOS-10123 Internationalization for title and abstract
  • GEOS-10207 Allow creation of internationalized raster legends
  • GEOS-10190 i18n support for Contact Information
  • GEOS-10185 LayerGroup legend internationalization styles returns multiple values
  • GEOS-10177 Allow Default Translation
  • GEOS-10129 Add language function for multilingual support in sld

Improvements and fixes:

  • GEOS-10205 Layer with i18n title might appear twice in the capabilities, while being contained in a named tree
  • GEOS-10204 Default locale is not being used while producing internationalized outputs in Capabilities document
  • GEOS-10160 Requested Language in GetCapabilities

Modules Status Information for Extensions

Thanks to Ian for completing a [long outstanding request][https://osgeo-org.atlassian.net/browse/GEOS-10067] to provide listing everything you have installed:

  • The Server Status page now provides a complete list of the loaded modules and extensions
  • This extension list can also be checked via REST API (allowing scripts to check if the functionality they require has been installed)

New Feature:

Improvements and fixes:

  • GEOS-9967 Add Module Status implementation for CSW Extension

Updates and quality assurance

GeoServer continues to be build with the latest open source technologies:

  • GeoTools 26-RC
  • GeoWebCache 1.20-RC
  • JAI-EXT 1.1.20
  • ImageIO-EXT 1.3.10
  • JTS 1.18.2
  • GeoFence 3.5.0
  • Flatgeobuf to 3.10.1

The team continues to work with automated code checks, gradually improving the codebase and introducing checks to ensure issues are not re-introduced over time:

  • Check system.out.println and printStackTrace statements are not accidentally committed, which can add to logs
  • Cognitive complexity checks, start cleaning up methods that are too complex
  • Use StandardCharsets when possible, rather than String
  • Avoid unnecessary object wrapper creation
  • Use short arrays initializers
  • Work towards consistent style with checks to avoid C style array declarations, add missing @Override annotations, and check java generics are used

This dedication helps provide confidence in the technology we publish.

WMS

Fixes and improvements:

  • GEOS-4939 Coordinate system ISSUE - S-JTSK Krovak East North (EPSG: 5514) - cannot be set up
  • GEOS-10032 Group Layer in Catalog Mode Hide not in capabilities when unauthenticated
  • GEOS-10013 Mark invalid error while validating or saving a Style
  • GEOS-9907 Enable usage of labelPoint function in GetFeatureInfo requests
  • GEOS-9759 Set Response Cache Headers in LayerGroups

The following functionality has been removed:

  • GEOS-10001 Remove animator and animated GIF support from WMS

    Use of WPS Animation process is provided as an alternative

WFS

Fixes and improvements:

WPS

Fixes and improvements:

  • GEOS-9990 Add GUI and REST API to configure the wps-download module
  • GEOS-10073 WPS animation download process should report about eventual time mis-matches

WMTS

Improvements and fixes:

  • GEOS-10008 Have GeoServerTileLayer implementing TileJSONProvider
  • GEOS-9971 GeoWebCache S3 plugin require AWS creds

INSPIRE Extension

New feature:

  • GEOS-10124 Add Language support to INSPIRE extension

Improvements and fixes:

  • GEOS-10211 Unable to pass INSPIRE validation: Version is mandatory (WMS)
  • GEOS-10192 Inspire extension consistent outputResponse element
  • GEOS-10141 Inspire extension better error message on language not found
  • GEOS-10163 Incorrect INSPIRE namespace URI

And more!

Fixes and Improvements:

  • GEOS-10092 Fix the page description of remote WMS/WMTS connection
  • GEOS-10189 I18n improvement using the UTF-8 charset for Chinese translations
  • GEOS-10033 Geoserver startup and shutdown shell scripts don’t handle path with spaces
  • GEOS-9381 Conversion from boolean true/false in geoserver to SQL Server bit 0/1, is broken
  • GEOS-9970 MapML GetFeature bug fix for CRS authority
  • GEOS-10201 Geoserver fails to start on Windows 11 beta

Find out more in the release notes.

About GeoServer 2.20

Additional information on GeoServer 2.20 series:

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GeoServer 2.18.5 Released

We are happy to announce GeoServer 2.18.5 release is available for download (zip and war) along with docs and extensions.

This GeoServer 2.18.5 release was produced in conjunction with GeoTools 24.5 and GeoWebCache 1.18.4. This is a maintenance release recommended for production systems. It is also the last release of the 2.18.x series, users are warmly recommendeded to upgrade to 2.19.x, or upgrade to 2.20.0 as it gets released next month, September 2021.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, and to Alessandro Parma (GeoSolutions) and Andrea Aime (GeoSolutions) for making this release.

Improvements and Fixes

This release improves the importer module logging, as well as the documentation on how to enable and use catalog parametrization:

Fixes included in the release

  • GEOS-10173 CoverageViewReader’s format not being secured with Geofence-Geoserver
  • GEOS-10162 GeoServerOAuthAuthenticationFilter creates Anonymous authentication when preAuthenticated principal is not present
  • GEOS-10193 Indirect imports will drop the target table if there is any failure during the import process

For details check the 2.18.5 release notes.

About GeoServer 2.18

Additional information on GeoServer 2.18 series:

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