The GeoTools 2.5-M3 milestone release is available for download:
The GeoTools 2.5 series has been updated to use Java 5, and has undergone many improvements. This release is centred around making a new Feature model available. The new feature model is based on formal GeoAPI interfaces and allows the library to work complex data structures.
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on our new Feature model. This release contains several usability improvements based on your feedback; thanks also go out to Andrea who spent some time with a profiler to minimize the performance cost associated with this change.
There are no further API chances planned for the 2.5.x series; we have started formal branch and are treating this as a stable branch. Both the GeoServer and uDig projects have successfully migrated, you should make your migration plans now; we expect a a release candidate as soon as GeoServer passes a few more CITE tests.
Features from 2.5-M3:
- OSGeo gradudation! All the headers have changed and we now track license use on a module by module basis
- Usability and Performance improvements to the Feature
- FeatureCollection no longer implements SimpleFeature or Collection; removal associated implementation classes such as ResourceCollection
Features from 2.5-M2:
- JAXB bindings for the metadata module (ie support for ISO 19139 documents)
- FeatureAccess super class for DataStore, allowing data access using ISO
Features from 2.5-M1:
- Change over to GeoAPI SimpleFeature
- Support GetGMLObject
- Preview of new Swing Widgets (and a warm welcome to Eclesia)
Features from 2.5-M0:
- Online User Guide
- Java 5
- Improved CRSAuthorityFactory implementations available for Java Enterprise Edition users
- ISO 19107 Geometry implementation available as a supported module
- DB2 returns to supported status
- ArcSDE returns to supported status
- GeometryBuilder utility class
- A new GPX DataStore
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If you are new to GeoTools please consider this release as a good starting point, although the 2.4.x remains the stable branch we have no planned API changes and user documentation available for the 2.5.x series.
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