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GeoTools

Contact name: Jody Garnett

Key Accomplishments

  • The project has switched from subversion to git and is now hosted at GitHub
  • GeoTools 8.0 was released
    • First major release after a 1.5 year drought
    • Amazing release with Java 6, join support, temporal filters, detailed function descriptions
  • A total of 10 GeoTools releases made over the course of the year
  • The project has switched to a predictable time-boxed release model featuring: six month release cycle and stable release issued each month.
    • Extensive build infrastructure improvements with automated release scripts to help us meet this aggressive goal
  • Extensive FeatureCollection cleanup and Quality Assurance run slated to land for the next major release

Areas for Improvement 

  • Attract participation from downstream projects
  • Coordinate with downstream projects around release testing
  • Contribution License questions have provided some confusion this year

Opportunities to Help

  • Volunteers needed to review pull-requests
  • The transition to GitHub has certainty paid off, join the team and help us keep up!

Outlook for 2013

  • Enjoying active success, and your participation
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