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The GeoTools 9.x branch is currently being established, as such = no technical direction has been set.
RnD and proposals completed for the 9.x branch:
We have a couple of drivers for API change, listed are som= e highlights expected for 9.x development stream.
We continue to follow our deprecation = cycle, allowing downstream projects one full release to migrate away from d= eprecated methods.
Java 7 is baking in language syntactic sugar around the= Closable interface. The development of the java=C2=A0fore-each syntax really messed with our FeatureColleciton story, the introducti= on of=C2=A0try-with-resource syntax looks to repair that d= amage.
= The transition to Sphinx documentation was completed during 8.0 release cyc= le. This time out we would like to:
fill in the tutorial story to cov= er more of the library:
We missed a few opportunities for simplification in 8.x:= p>
One thing this missed dur= ing the Application Schema work was the production of classes for us mere m= ortals working with Java code (rather than xml schema).
So the shoppi= ng list for java developers is: