GeoServer 2.0 moves to Release Candidate status

The GeoServer Team would like to announce that GeoServer 2.0 is now out of beta and has moved into Release Candidate status.

In case you haven’t been following our previous posts, GeoServer 2.0 contains a completely redesigned user interface, using Wicket. Based on feedback from our beta testers, the move to RC1 consisted mainly of user interface improvements. One specific new feature to point out is that ArcSDE stores have a better configuration panel, one that simplifies requests to raster coverages.

With 55 issues fixed, this first Release Candidate is deemed stable by the GeoServer Team. But we need your help to verify this, so please download this new version and try it out.

N.B. If you wish to connect GeoServer 2.0 to your existing data directory (from 1.7.x), beware that GeoServer 2.0 changes the directory structure a bit, so should you wish to switch back to 1.7.x, you will need to hand edit some files.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with this release! Keep sending that feedback in. Assuming no large problems are found, we should have an official release in the next month or two.


  1. thatcher
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Can anyone verify that the Binary (OS independent) will startup. I dont get very far after bin/

    GEOSERVER_HOME environment variable not found, using current
    directory. If not set then running this script from other
    directories will not work in the future.
    GEOSERVER DATA DIR is /opt/eup-geoserver/data_dir
    0 [main] INFO org.mortbay.log – Logging to org.slf4j.impl.SimpleLogger@186c6b2 via org.mortbay.log.Slf4jLog
    297 [main] WARN org.mortbay.log – Deprecated configuration used for C:cygwinopteup-geoserver/webapps
    344 [main] INFO org.mortbay.log – jetty-6.1.8
    Feb 1, 2010 11:51:21 AM it.geosolutions.imageio.gdalframework.GDALUtilities loadGDAL
    WARNING: Native library load no gdaljni in java.library.path
    0 [main] WARN org.geoserver.logging – Could not find configuration file for logging
    2109 [main] INFO /geoserver – Initializing Spring root WebApplicationContext
    1172 [main] ERROR –
    – GEOSERVER_DATA_DIR: C:cygwinopteup-geoserverwebappsgeoserverdata
    26797 [main] WARN – Invocation of destroy method failed on bean with name ‘geoServer
    Loader’: java.lang.NullPointerException
    26797 [main] ERROR org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader – Context initialization failed
    org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name ‘gwcTLDispatcher’ defined in URL [jar:file:/C:/cygwin/opt/eup-g
    eoserver/webapps/geoserver/WEB-INF/lib/gwc-2.0-RC1.jar!/applicationContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean ‘gwcCatalogListener’ while setting b…

  2. Posted July 8, 2010 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    Really its good to hear about the new release… But may i know the special unique feature of this new version from the old???

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