[OpenLayers-Dev] ANNOUNCEMENT: OpenLayers 2.12 RC1!

Roald de Wit list at rdewit.net
Wed Mar 28 08:03:33 EDT 2012


Some comments on 2.12RC1:

1) Should an email be sent to the users list (like has been done with 
all recent RC1s (but not subsequent ones))?
2) Is there a way to have the tiles only fade in the first time they are 
loaded? Now they always fade in, even when you pan a tile out of view 
and back in.
3) I have noticed some errors in my apps in IE6/7 in the shouldDraw 
method in Tile.js. It seems to be a timing issue where shouldDraw gets 
called after the tile has been destroyed. Has anybody seen similar 
behaviour? I can try to isolate the problem, but it may not be easy.
4) The label outline improvements for SVG/Canvas are not mentioned in 
the 2.12.md release notes yet.

Besides that, it's looking pretty solid so far!

Cheers, Roald

On 24/03/12 08:52, Eric Lemoine wrote:
> 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>

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