[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!
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  and ,
> 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 .
> Many thanks to all who have participated - and still participate - to
> the 2.12 release!
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