The talk was well received, it is however pretty brutal to start off your conference engagement with a set of technical talks. I got the feedback that all my jokes were funny which is always nice and hopefully softened the content a bit for those present.
The big status news for GeoTools is of course the release of GeoTools 8 with all its headline features.
It is worth pointing out a few recent developments covered by the presentation:
- Process, Process, ProcessWeb Processing Service is finally attracting funding, with it comes a lot of new process ideas, implementations and directions. Hold on it is going to be a wild ride!
- Prep for Java 7 try-with-resource Update our API to mark which items are “Closable”
- FeatureCollection as a Result Set For Java 5 we needed to prevent FeatureCollection extending java.util.Collections - so that iterators could be closed.
We are completing this work by removing the deprecated method names (add, remove, etc...)
This will allow FeatureCollection to be a simple result set.
And the change that is likely to have the most lasting effect: switching to predictable release cycles. This is already being noticed with GeoTools 8.1 and 8.2 being released in September.
|From Latinoware 2012|