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GeoServer 2.2-RC3 Released

The GeoServer team is happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.2-RC3.The release is available for download from: http://geoserver.org/display/GEOS/GeoServer+2.2-RC3

This release comes with assorted bug fixes and small improvements, and aims to be the latest RC before the final release. Notable changes:

  • improvements in the security subsystem upgrade from the 2.1.x series

  • bug fixes and improvements in the control-flow module (you won’t be wondering anymore if it’s properly installed, or not)

  • avoid deadlocks on some WFS transactions

The entire change logfor the 2.2-RC3 release is available in the issue tracker: http://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10311&version=18700 A very special thanks to all those who contributed bug fixes and improvements to this release. –The GeoServer Team

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GeoServer 2.2-RC2 released

The GeoServer team is happy to announce the release of  GeoServer 2.2-RC2, now available for download here. We would like to encourage you to download and try out some of our new features and let us know if there are any bugs to be fixed.

This release includes plenty of bug fixes and new improvements such as:

  • Have rest endpoint display a note when no rest extensions are installed

  • Rearrange GWC UI components for higher consistency

  • Support EPSG:102113 as an alias for web mercator

  • Write GWC specific HTTP response headers when using direct WMS integration

  • Control the meta tile output format cache so that external apps can drop it on demand

  • Made it possible to configure embedded gwc tile layers through the REST API

  • Made GWC “direct WMS integration” work with virtual services

For more information, please refer to the changelog for this release.

A big thank you to all the users, contributors, and sponsors that have helped to make this release possible by providing feedback and support to the GeoServer community.

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GeoServer 2.2-RC1 released

The GeoServer team is happy to announce the release of  GeoServer 2.2-RC1, now available for download. We would like to encourage you to download and try out some of our new features and let us know if there are any bugs to be fixed.

This release includes plenty of bug fixes and new improvements such as:

  • Allow security provider plugins to hook into initialization process

  • REST security configuration improvement

  • Allow KML Document Title to be set by format_options parameters

  • Increased performance when saving a layer whose native SRS has no native EPSG code

  • Added functionality for setting return page to GeoServerBasePage

For more information, please refer to the changelog for this release.

The GeoServer team have also migrated from the SVN repository to GitHub and would like to give a special thanks to Justin Deoliveira from OpenGeo for all his hard work into making the migration possible.

A big thank you to all the users, contributors, and sponsors that have helped to make this release possible by providing feedback and support to the GeoServer community.

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GeoServer has moved to GitHub

GeoServer and GeoTools have moved to Git and GitHub for version control and source hosting.  We hope that this change will make work easier for existing GeoServer developers and encourage contributions from new ones.

Git is a relatively new version management software.  Compared with the Subversion software that GeoServer previously used, it offers several features including offline commits and history browsing, cryptographic checksums for commits, and several advanced options for automatic merging.  In addition, Git’s distributed nature means that any potential contributor can “fork” the GeoServer code and make changes instead of waiting on a GeoServer committer to grant access.  (Such changes must still be approved by the GeoServer development team in order to be included in an official GeoServer release.)

Along with the shift to Git, we are moving GeoServer’s source hosting to GitHub.  GitHub provides free hosting for open-source projects, including nice tracking of forks, a syntax-highlighting source browser, and interesting reports on who is contributing to the project. GeoServer’s documentation, bug tracking, mailing lists, and IRC chat, however, are unaffected by the move.

The GeoServer developer manual has been updated with instructions on working with Git.  If you are a Git guru with some tips to add to the guide, a savvy user with addenda for the manual, or a Java hacker with bugs to fix, please fork us on GitHub!

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Month in Review: June 2012

A lot of great GeoServer-related content is published every month by individuals and organizations working on the project. Below you’ll find some highlights from the previous month:

If you have anything else to add, comment on this post and we’ll make sure to check out your blog for next month.

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