[postgis-users] geoserver beta released

Cameron Shorter cshorter at bigpond.net.au
Thu Mar 28 12:24:00 PST 2002

I don't suppose you have a test WFS URL that I could hit (along with a query 
you know works).
I might then be able to get the WFSLayer working in geotools1, and then port 
it to geotools2.

On Friday 29 March 2002 05:30, you wrote:
> Several important announcements regarding the GeoServer Project. For
> those with no background regarding GeoServer (formerly FreeFS), it is an
> open source (GPL) implementation of the OpenGIS Consortium's Web Feature
> Server specification, built on top of PostGIS. If you are interested in
> experimenting with OpenGIS distributed web services, GeoServer is a good
> place to start.
> (1) Beta (0.90) Release Available
> GeoServer moved out of alpha this week, at long last. By beta we here at
> the GeoServer project mean: normal humans have a good chance of
> successfully installing/configuring GeoServer and can have a reasonable
> expectation of compliance with the 0.0.14 and 0.0.15 versions of the Web
> Feature Server specification. Furthermore, the code base is now well
> documented and should be accessible to most Java developers. GeoServer
> was tested extensively in the OpenGIS Consortium's Open Web Services
> demonstration project and has successfully communicated with several WFS
> clients. We encourage both users and developers to download this
> release, play with it, and tell us about your experiences. Please send
> all flames and love to: geoserver at vfny.org. You may download the beta
> here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=25086.
> (2) New GeoServer Site (http://geoserver.sourceforge.net)
> Although our new site has been around for a while, it was in a
> relatively unfinished state. It is now a bit more polished, including
> some additional and updated documentation. If you register at the site,
> you will automatically be placed on our release announcement list and
> may participate in site polls and discussions.
> (3) GeoServer 1.0 Release Timeline
> Astute readers will note that our previous release timelines were a pack
> of lies. This was due in part to rapidly changing circumstances in the
> OpenGIS world, but was mostly due to our own poor judgment. We pledge to
> do better in the future. To that end, we will now stop claiming to be
> prepared to release a 1.0 version of GeoServer before a 1.0 version of
> the specification is approved! Since it is not clear when the
> specification will be approved, we have no clear GeoServer 1.0 release
> date, except that it will be after OGC approval of WFS 1.0. We here at
> the GeoServer project speculate that this will be sometime this summer.
> Current development priorities, in rough order of importance, include:
> transactional capabilities, full filter support, and additional back-end
> data format support. We here at the GeoServer project take our user
> requests seriously, so if you have a working installation of GeoServer
> and need a feature to improve your quality of life, let us know.
> > Rob Hranac
> > Vision for New York
> > 377 Broadway
> > NY, NY  10013
> > tel: 212.219.6052
> > fax: 212.219.6006
> > eml: robhranac at vfny.org
> > web: www.vfny.org
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