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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 some highlights e= xpected for 9.x development stream.
We continue to follow our deprecation cycle, allowing downstream project= s one full release to migrate away from deprecated methods.
Java 7 is baking in language syntactic sugar around the Closable interfa=
ce. The development of the java fore-each syntax real=
ly messed with our FeatureColleciton story, the introduction of
The transition to Sphinx documentation was completed during 8.0 release = cycle. This time out we would like to:
fill in the tutorial story to cover more of the library:
We missed a few opportunities for simplification in 8.x:
One thing this missed during the Application Schema work was the product= ion of classes for us mere mortals working with Java code (rather than xml = schema).
So the shopping list for java developers is: