GeoServer 2.0 Released!

It has been a long time coming but it is finally here. GeoServer 2.0 has been officially released and is available for download. The 2.0 release marks a major milestone for the GeoServer project. A special thanks to all the developers who worked hard for this release, all the users who contributed bug reports, and for those who provided feedback by testing out the 2.0 release candidates.

So what is new in 2.0? The first new feature that people will notice is a completely new web administration interface. Based on the Wicket framework the new user interface provides a much more integrated and streamlined application for configuring GeoServer. Wicket makes developing ajax enabled applications trivial by doing all the hard work for you.

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One of the powerful features of Wicket for the developer is extensibility. Wicket allows one to plug-in components dynamically. This means that developers can now easily write plug-ins and extensions for the GeoServer UI. And some have already done so. Francesco Izzi and the developers from the geoSDI project have contributed a plug-in for configuring the GeoServer security sub system. Special thanks for the great contribution.

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The 2.0 release also hails the home coming of the “complex features” branch and true support for application schemas. Led by Ben Caradoc-Davies and Rini Angreani, developers from CSIRO have made this functionality available in the core of GeoServer. Special thanks to them and to AuScope for funding the work. Check out the documentation for more information about getting started with application schemas.

New features has not been the only focus of 2.0. Much work has also gone into scalability and performance in order to ensure that GeoServer continues to improve not only in terms of new features, but also that it continues to get faster.

Much of this work came in preparation for the WMS Shootout at FOSS4G in Sydney this year. Great thanks goes out to Andrea Aime for not only representing GeoServer in this benchmarking exercise, but also for the countless number of hours he has poured into improving GeoServer performance and robustness.

As with any release many minor features and bug fixes have gone into 2.0. Be sure to check out the GeoServer Past Present Future talk given at FOSS4G that provides an overview of what else has gone on this year in preparation for 2.0.

Download 2.0 now and try it out. Please help us to continue to improve GeoServer by reporting any issues you encounter on the mailing list and bug tracker.

9 Comments

  1. Ian Turton
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Guys – great work on 2.0 release. Now you need to put the docs up and add them to the documentation page. It’s distressing my students 🙂

    Ian

  2. Posted November 4, 2009 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m not 100% sure, but aren’t the docs in the ‘Trunk’ section the 2.0 docs?

  3. Posted November 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    @Ian Turton:

    Thanks, docs are up. 🙂

    -Justin

  4. Posted November 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Great release, and a true milestone for geoserver. Thank you guys.

  5. Bena69
    Posted November 18, 2009 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    Could it be possible to have (even unofficial) tutorial how-to publish ECW´s via geoserver? Thanx!

  6. Posted November 24, 2009 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    One of the powerful features of Wicket for the developer is
    extensibility. Wicket allows one to plug-in components dynamically.
    This means that developers can now easily write plug-ins and extensions for the GeoServer UI. And some have already done so. Francesco Izzi and the developers from the geoSDI project have contributed a plug-in for configuring the GeoServer security sub system. Special thanks for the great contribution.

  7. Sepi77
    Posted November 26, 2009 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    I would also like have step-by-step tutorial how to use ecw´s in geoserver. I don´t understand how it´s possible. Can someone help me by sending some email (sirpa.kylmanen@gmail.com)instructions? Please! Thanks!

  8. Krishna
    Posted December 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Error creating data store, check the parameters. Error message: Unable to obtain connection while creating a SQL server datastore in geoserver 2.0

  9. yul
    Posted May 14, 2010 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Hi, everyone!
    I got a problem. How can I do some base statistics and write xml-request in using WFS.
    The statistics simply like that “Collection_Sum” or “Collection_Average” ,which to get a sum or average from a field.
    And I have asked too many people and searched too many website but cant find the answer.
    Please help me! Thanks

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