[OpenLayers-Dev] OpenLayers 2.4 Release

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Tue May 29 11:10:16 EDT 2007

The OpenLayers Development Team is proud to announce the final release of
OpenLayers 2.4!

Included in this release:
 * In-browser vector support using SVG/VML
 * Reworked controls to better support extensibility
 * Added support for toolbar style control deployment
 * Substantial enhancements to existing Layer classes, particularly WFS
 * A massive effort to track down and eliminate memory leaks of
   JavaScript objects and DOM node
 * Tons and tons of bug fixes - a total of 183 tickets closed, more than
   any other release.

OpenLayers 2.4 has seen major contributions from the community, including
almost all of the work in creating the vector support. This development
has included large contributions from employees of camptocamp, LISAsoft,
DM Solutions, and MetaCarta, in addition to a large funding effort by
OpenMNND in helping to finalize and integrate the OpenLayers 2.4 Vector
Branch into trunk. This release has truly demonstrated the power of the open
source development method for the OpenLayers project, and I am thankful
to all the users, developers, testers, etc. who have made this possible.

To run 2.4 in your applications, include the following tag in your
OpenLayers-powered page:

    <script src="http://openlayers.org/api/OpenLayers.js"></script>

Official Release Notes including all features and bug fixes can be found
at http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/2.4/Notes

Bug reports can be filed in Trac, under the 2.4 version.

As always, thanks for any and all feedback... and thanks for using

Christopher Schmidt

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