Do uDig?

I’d like to quickly congratulate the uDig developers team for releasing the newest version of uDig.  uDig 1.1 has a venerable history.  Quite a venerable history, as releases go.  In fact, I think uDig might be in line for some kind of Guinness-style award for having the most release candidates (with 14 RCs and even 3 Sanity Checks).  I certainly don’t mean this as a dig (sorry, couldn’t help myself); it just shows that the team wanted to be sure to release a quality product as free of bugs as possible.  That said, the GeoServer team does feel slightly better about our growing number of release candidates (currently at 1.7.0-RC4).  No matter.  uDig is an excellent desktop GIS product and is a great complement to GeoServer.  (I personally have always appreciated its ability to generate SLDs quickly and painlessly.)  Go check it out.

Update: I’ve been asked off-camera about uDig’s editing capabilities.  uDig does in fact follow the WFS-T(ransaction) standard, and is one of the best clients out there for doing so.  In this way, one can use uDig to edit features served using GeoServer from the safety of a familiar GUI.  That’s big news (shapefiles and other data structures can be rather opaque to edit otherwise) and I think it merits a mention here.

2 Comments

  1. Jody Garnett
    Posted 2008/10/26 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Not bad at all; I seem to recall some days in GeoServer’s past when the concept of sanity check releases were introduced … SF only shows 13 GeoServer 1.3.x releases (so where are the others hiding?)

  2. Jesse Eichar
    Posted 2008/10/27 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    FYI. I recently did a Geoserver training course and identified some problems creating SLD with uDig so I am releasing 1.1.1 in the next day or so with a number for fixes with regards to styling and style editing.

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