[OpenLayers-Dev] ANNOUNCEMENT: OpenLayers 2.12 RC1!

Eric Lemoine eric.lemoine at camptocamp.com
Fri Mar 23 17:52:38 EDT 2012

The OpenLayers development team is proud to announce the first Release
Candidate of OpenLayers 2.12.

OpenLayers 2.12 offers major improvements in various areas, with great
HTML5- and CSS3-based new features.

We invite you to help us test the 2.12 release candidate! To test 2.12
in your applications, include the following tag in your
OpenLayers-powered page:

<script src="http://openlayers.org/api/2.12-rc1/OpenLayers.js"></script>

As always, the source is available at http://openlayers.org/download/.
Bug reports can be filed in GitHub at
https://github.com/openlayers/openlayers/issues. Please use the 2.12
label if you think you have found a regression.

The OpenLayers 2.12 release offers new features and improvements in
various areas. Some of the highlights include:

    UTFGrid support
    new zoom control customizable through CSS
    CSS-based tile animation
    continuous zooming
    tile offline storage
    better accessibility support

It is also important to note that the 2.12 release deprecates a number
of classes and functions. Applications that rely on deprecated objects
now need to load the deprecated.js script.

Another highlight is the "light" and "mobile" builds included in the
OpenLayers distribution, and available online at [1] and [2],
respectively. These are light-weight OpenLayers builds that may
"suffice" for your applications. But we'd like to take the opportunity
to remind people that creating and using customized OpenLayers builds
is always a good thing.

For more information about the new features, deprecated code etc. see
the release notes at [3].

Many thanks to all who have participated - and still participate - to
the 2.12 release!

[1] <http://openlayers.org/api/2.12-rc1/OpenLayers.light.js>
[2] <http://openlayers.org/api/2.12-rc1/OpenLayers.mobile.js>
[3] <https://github.com/openlayers/openlayers/blob/release-2.12-rc1/notes/2.12.md>

Eric Lemoine

Camptocamp France SAS
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73377 Le Bourget du Lac, Cedex

Tel : 00 33 4 79 44 44 96
Mail : eric.lemoine at camptocamp.com

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