2006 Q4

2007 Q1

2007 Q2

This report is written in the first quarter of 2007, and outlines community developement and research goals.

Users Community

GeoTools has started up production of monthly milestone releases again. The publication of milestone releases makes progress visible and accessible to the user community. We have not been sending announcements out beyond the user list, as milestone releases are strictly for "early access".

We have also updated our Module Matrix page (and development policies) to reflect how well different modules are supported.

Development

This time around we are balancing between several paid projects (with deadlines) and Martin's presentation to the GeoAPI working group (summer OGC meeting?).

The above diagram is color coded based on project and developer activity (the amount of colour indicates the rate of change).

Development Policies

Since 2006 Q4 the GeoTools project and GeoServer projects have made development policy changes:

The above policies aim to have a uDig and GeoServer branch available based on GeoTools trunk, without this support we
are left with a development community scattered across different versions (all trying to be active).

There is one planned development policy change:

Research Goals

There are several tracks of ongoing research, and a few unresolved design problems:

Research Policies

The GeoTools project and geoserver project made policy changes with respect to new research.

The establishment of an "unsupported" module space in GeoTools has succeeded in making visible research that was previously "out of sight out of mind". The uDig and GeoServer projects already and community sections meeting this need.

Known Deadlines

In the above diagram the following known deadlines are underlined.

Here are the dates as near as have been made public:

The following are research goals only (no formal release required):

Outstanding Problems

The following problems are listed as design problems that should be addressed. Often these problems are holding up existing paid work, but due to the amount of collaboration involved lack specific funding.