GeoServer 2.10-RC1 released

The GeoServer team is happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.10-RC1. Downloads are available (zipwardmg and exe) along with docs and extensions.

While this release candidate is not intended for production we would like to ask everyone to download, try it out in your environment, try it out with your data, and report back success/glitches/failures to the email list.

We would like to thank everyone who This is a release candidate beta release of GeoServer made in conjunction with GeoTools 16-RC1.

Testing Priorities

Here is our priorities for testing:

New Features and Highlights

  • The macOS DMG is now signed by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
  • Aaron Waddell reported an XXE vulnerability in the GeoTools library which has been resolved (and is used by GeoServer).
  • GeoWebCache can now use MBTiles, including vector tiles.
  • The default data directory now includes security restrictions on WFS-T functionality (restricting editing of data to the administrator account).
  • Several fix/improvements in coverage view support for multiband sources and associated SLD band selection optimizations
  • Work continues on the WMTS multidimensional extension (some fixes for GetHistogram and DescribeDomains)

For more information about the what is included in the GeoServer 2.10 refer to release notes (2.10-RC1 | 2.10-beta | 2.10-M0 ).

About GeoServer 2.10

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Community modules

GeoServer 2.9.2 Released

The GeoServer team is pleased to announce the release of GeoServer 2.9.2. Download bundles are provided (binwardmg and exe) along with documentation and extensions.

This is a stable release of GeoServer suitable for production systems. This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 15.2 and GeoWebCache 1.9.2. We extend our thanks to all contributors for making this release possible.

Highlights of this release include:

  • The macOS DMG is now signed by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. This work done by Larry Shaffer and the system admin committee improves the Mac install experience.
    For macOS 10.12 Apple has asked that all applications to be from the App Store (sigh) or signed by identified developers. Using the OSGeo certificate to sign our application geoserver-macos-10-12
  • Style icons can now be referenced by URL in both the global styles folder and workspace styles folders.
  • WMTS improved with both a web admin page and “virtual service” support providing a WMTS for each workspace.
  • The INSPIRE extension now supports WMTS capabilities document. Upon installation of the INSPIRE extension the INSPIRE WMTS grid is now available.
  • Embedded GeoWebCache now supports mbtiles based tile storage.
  • Improvements to image mosaic documentation with more examples.
  • Support for “JPEG or PNG “output format, dynamically choosing the best format based on image transparency
  • Lots of bug fixes (check the release notes for details)

For more information about GeoServer 2.9.2 refer to release notes (2.9.2 | 2.9.1 | 2.9.0 | RC1 | beta2 | beta | M0 ).

Security Considerations

This release addresses two security vulnerabilities:

  • The default data directory now includes security restrictions on WFS-T functionality (restricting editing of data to the administrator account). This has the effect of making the service read-only by default, while still advertising we are a compliant WFS-T implementation. If you have an existing GeoServer deployment which you wish to be read-only your can configure security settings as described, or set the WFS service level to “basic”.
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  • Aaron Waddell reported an XXE vulnerability in the GeoTools library which has been resolved (and is used by GeoServer). We encourage all users to upgrade to GeoServer 2.9.2 at this time. Please note that there are no additional releases of GeoServer 2.8 scheduled – now is the time to upgrade.

If you wish to report a security vulnerability, please visit our website for instructions on responsible reporting.

About GeoServer 2.9

Articles, docs, blog posts and presentations:

GeoServer 2.10-beta released

We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.10-beta. Downloads are available (zip, war, dmg and exe) along with docs and extensions.

This is a beta release of GeoServer made in conjunction with GeoTools 16-beta.

Beta Testing

The GeoServer Team has been hard at work to bring you this beta release.

Here is our priorities for testing:

We one crititcal known issues to keep in mind when testing:

  • GEOS-7750 – The WMS and LegendSample beans used in GeoServerTileLayer may provoke a cyclic dependency when Spring beans are loaded. As a consequence tiled layers may not be loaded and are deleted by GWC integration. Please back up your data and configuration before testing the GeoServer 2.10-beta with data you care about.

Highlights from the release notes:

  • Add CSS nested rule support
  • Add CSS rendering transform support
  • Add WMTS multi dimensional community module
  • Add WCS 2.0 Demo Requests
  • OL3 Preview in tiled mode supports map wrapping
  • Make JDBCStore compatible with HazelCast Clustering
  • Changes to WMS GetFeatureInfo for coverages:
    • Band names now presented in responses as NCNames for all info_formats (spaces and leading digits replaced with underscores)
    • Support for continuous map wrapping for latitude/longitude projections
    • Support for coverages with native latitude/longitude coordinates and longitudes > 180 degrees East

Also, looking at the GeoTools 16-M0 release notes, we have:

  • Support Azimuthal Equidistant projection
  • Implement Vladimir’s Polygon label point algorithim
  • GeoPackage can write to boolean fields

For more information about the what is included in the GeoServer 2.10 release, also refer to the GeoServer 2.10-M0 release anouncement.

About GeoServer 2.10

GeoServer 2.10 is scheduled for October release.

GeoServer 2.10-M0 Released

We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.10-M0. Downloads are available (zip, war, dmg and exe) along with docs and extensions.

This is a milestone release of GeoServer made in conjunction with GeoTools 16-M0.

We have both new features and a number of key “under the hood” changes to GeoServer. This technology preview is made available for your evaluation and feedback and is not intended for production.

Highlights from the release notes:

  • Resource Browser (ResourceStore GUI)
  • LDAP UserGroupService
  • Add WMTS web admin page
  • Allow WMTS service requests per workspace (virtual service)
  • Allow the Wicket UI to show a Server Busy page when updating the configuration instead of locking the server
  • Control over execution time separate to total queuing and execution time
  • Fix Windows exe installer failure to start GeoServer
  • Can’t delete Default Cached Gridsets
  • Add support for dynamically choosing jpeg or png compression based on output contents

Also, looking at the GeoTools 16-M0 release notes, we have:

  • Upgrade to NetCDF-Java 4.6.6, including support for NetCDF rotated pole projection
  • Allows ImagePyramid supporting multiple Coverages
  • The old wfs module has now been replaced with the wfs-ng module

Security Considerations

This release includes several security enhancements (which are also included in the recent GeoServer 2.8.5 and 2.9.1 releases

  • Although we have not been able to reproduce from GeoServer, a remote execution vulnerability has been reported against both the Restlet  and the Apache Commons BeanUtils libraries we use. We have patched our use of these libraries as a preventative measure. We would like to thank Kevin Smith for doing the bulk of the work, and Andrea Aime for providing a patched BeanUtils library addressing these vulnerabilities.
  • Layer security restrictions in CHALLENGE mode were not being correctly applied by embedded GeoWebCache. Thanks to Nick Muerdter for his responsible report of this vulnerability and for submitting a fix (that included a unit test!)
  • Carl Schroedl reported a vulnerability at application startup when working with a data directory on a network file system, a new configuration option has been provided to check that the directory exists.  Thanks to Carl for following our responsible disclosure procedure, and to Ben Caradoc-Davies for implementing the new parameter.

If you wish to report a security vulnerability, please visit our website for instructions on responsible reporting.

Style Page

The GeoServer Style page has been upgraded to include several features from the CSS Styles page (part of the CSS extension). The new GeoServer style page includes:

  • Updated Style Page layout
  • Style – Layer Association editor
  • Layer Preview
  • Layer Attribute Preview

About GeoServer 2.10

GeoServer 2.10 is scheduled for October release.

GeoServer 2.8.5 Released

The GeoServer team is pleased to announce the release of GeoServer 2.8.5. Download bundles are provided (binwardmg and exe) along with documentation and extensions.

GeoServer 2.8.5 is the final maintenance release of the 2.8.x series. This release is made by Ben Caradoc-Davies (Transient) in conjunction with GeoTools 14.5 and GeoWebCache 1.8.3. We thank the many contributors who have made this release possible.

The GeoServer 2.8.5 release notes detail the changes in this release. These include:

  • Fixes for WFS editing failing for geometries in full 3D CRS
  • ColorMap variable substitution now working correctly for multiple layers in a GetMap request
  • Fixed a missing JNA jar in the netcdf-out plugin
  • KML placemarks now being set correctly when KMSCORE=0
  • Support for multivalued xlink:href ClientProperty in app-schema mappings, even without feature chaining
  • Support requiring files to exist for GeoServer startup, to protect against insecure fallback when a data directory on a network share is unavailable

Security Considerations

This release includes several security enhancements and is a recommended upgrade for production systems:

  • Although we have not been able to reproduce from GeoServer, a remote execution vulnerability has been reported against both the Restlet  and the Apache Commons BeanUtils libraries we use. We have patched our use of these libraries as a preventative measure. We would like to thank Kevin Smith for doing the bulk of the work, and Andrea Aime for providing a patched BeanUtils library addressing these vulnerabilities.
  • Layer security restrictions in CHALLENGE mode were not being correctly applied by embedded GeoWebCache. Thanks to Nick Muerdter for his responsible report of this vulnerability and for submitting a fix (that included a unit test!)
  • Carl Schroedl reported a vulnerability at application startup when working with a data directory on a network file system, a new configuration option has been provided to check that the directory exists.  Thanks to Carl for following our responsible disclosure procedure, and to Ben Caradoc-Davies for implementing the new parameter.

If you wish to report a security vulnerability, please visit our website for instructions on responsible reporting.

About GeoServer 2.8

GeoServer 2.9.1 Released

The GeoServer team is pleased to announce the release of GeoServer 2.9.1. Download bundles are provided (binwardmg and exe) along with documentation and extensions.

GeoServer 2.9.1 is the latest stable release of GeoServer and is recommended for production deployment. This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 15.1 and GeoWebCache 1.9.1. Thanks to all contributors. Fixes and new functionality include:

  • Fixes for WFS editing failing for geometries in full 3D CRS
  • ColorMap variable substitution now working correctly for multiple layers in a GetMap request
  • PDF printing fixed to properly render SLD “shape://horline” symbol, prevent invalid polygon generation, out of memory errors, and large file generation.
  • Integrated GeoFence DB path is now set correctly in Windows.
  • KML placemarks now being set correctly when KMSCORE=0
  • Support for rotated pole projection NetCDF and GRIB2 files, including the native GRIB2 file format used by the NOAA Rapid Refresh (RAPv3) weather forecast model
  • Support for multivalued xlink:href ClientProperty in app-schema mappings
  • Support requiring files to exist for GeoServer startup, to protect against insecure fallback when a data directory on a network share is unavailable
  • And much more, see all the tickets resolved in the release notes

This release has been made by Devon Tucker (Boundless) with help and encouragement from the GeoServer community.

Security Considerations

This release includes several security enhancements and is a recommended upgrade for production systems:

  • Although we have not been able to reproduce from GeoServer, a remote execution vulnerability has been reported against both the Restlet  and the Apache Commons BeanUtils libraries we use. We have patched our use of these libraries as a preventative measure. We would like to thank Kevin Smith for doing the bulk of the work, and Andrea Aime for providing a patched BeanUtils library addressing these vulnerabilities.
  • Layer security restrictions in CHALLENGE mode were not being correctly applied by embedded GeoWebCache. Thanks to Nick Muerdter for his responsible report of this vulnerability and for submitting a fix (that included a unit test!)
  • Carl Schroedl reported a vulnerability at application startup when working with a data directory on a network file system, a new configuration option has been provided to check that the directory exists.  Thanks to Carl for following our responsible disclosure procedure, and to Ben Caradoc-Davies for implementing the new parameter.

If you wish to report a security vulnerability, please visit our website for instructions on responsible reporting.

About GeoServer 2.9

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Online GeoServer Bug Stomp – July 2016 Results

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Dear Readers,

A few words to report on the results of the Online GeoServer Bug Stomp that took place on the 22nd of July 2016.

The goal, as indicated, was to look at GeoServer and GeoServer JIRA and clean old, useless reports as well as to fix as many bugs as possible within the day of the sprint. Well, the results are not bad, as the image below shows.

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Numbers are as follow:

  • Improvements closed 103 (9 fixed – remainder failed to attract budget/interest after quite some time)
  • Bugs closed 35 (25 fixed – followed by 6 won’t fix, 3 cannot reproduce, 1 not a bug )
  • New Feature 14 (2 fixed – with 12 not a bug)
  • Task 9 (2 fixed – with 7 not a bug)
  • Wish 2 (not a bug)
  • Subtask 1
  • TOTAL 164

You can check the live report here:

  • Thanks to everybody who participated (a list of the participating people can be found in this spreadsheet).
  • As noted above many new features/improvements/wishes were quite old and had failed to attract budget/volunteers
  • The not-a-bug category is used for ideas or conversations which are best taken to the developers or users list for discussion
  • Not shown is the review of incoming issues to see which issues are ready to be worked on, or held back for further clarification before they can be reproduced.

If you did not participate this month don’t worry, we are going to have this event again on August 27-28th as part of the foss4g post-sprint. Remember, we want to make this event a periodic gathering so keep following this blog for news.

Happy GeoServer to everybody!

Online GeoServer Bug Stomp

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Dear Readers,

a quick post to spread the word about the Online GeoServer Bug Stomp which will take place this Friday, the 22nd of July 2016.

Developers as well as users from the GeoServer community will gather online to spend up to a full day (in their timezone) on tasks like:

  • Reviewing JIRA Reports to make sure they are valid
  • Fix bugs as we come across them
  • Improved docs
  • Test and report new bugs or close existing reports

The rules of engagement as well as a first rough list of participants can be found in this document; the event is an online gathering, people will be working from their place coordinating using the GeoServer Gitter channel with whomever will be online in their timezone.

If you feel like helping don’t be scared, jump onboard, read the rules of engagement say hi on the gitter channel (github login required) and help us make GeoServer even better.

If you cannot, don’t worry, we are going to try and make this event a monthly event.

Happy GeoServer to everybody!

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Videos about GeoServer at FOSS4G North America 2016

The FOSS4G North America (NA) 2016 was held in North Carolina from 02 and 05th May. This year’s FOSS4G NA conference is yet another collaborative effort involving OSGeo and LocationTech. The conference provides opportunities for the FOSS4G community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information.

If you can not attend the event, you can watch the videos of the presentations that were made available on YouTube Channel of FOSS4G NA.

Below is a list of presentations (in video) related to GeoServer:

Some talks were not available in video, but you can download the presentations in PDF format.

GeoServer 2.8.4 released

The GeoServer team is pleased to announce the release of GeoServer 2.8.4. Download bundles are provided (binwardmg and exe) along with documentation and extensions.

GeoServer 2.8.4 is the latest stable release of GeoServer and is recommended for production deployment. This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 14.4. Thanks to all contributors. Fixes and new functionality include:

  • Security fix for a reflected XSS vulnerability
  • Fix for potential out of memory state when rendering lots of very small tiles
  • Fix for an embedded GeoFence issue that caused user settings to be lost after a restart
  • Improved ImageMosaic creation and update speed for databases with many tables
  • Monitoring extension fixes for RemoteUser logging and monitoring hibernate extension causing startup issues to GeoServer
  • CSS styling extension related fix: A bug in CSS to SLD conversion led in some cases to performance issues with the generated SLD
  • PDF printing related fixes to properly render SLD “shape://horline” symbol, prevent invalid polygon generation and avoid potential out of memory state or very large files when handling large outputs with dense hatch fills
  • And much more, see all the 24 tickets resolved in the release notes

Thanks to Alessandro Parma (GeoSolutions) and Andrea Aime (GeoSolutions) for this release.

About GeoServer 2.8

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