FOSS4G is regarded as the biggest and most influential conference for free and open source software for geospatial. That is why it is an important happening for the Geomajas project to increase visibility.
Thanks to the hard work of our community, we have been able to release Geomajas 1.7.1.
The biggest improvements occured in the plug-in system. Plug-ins are now automatically registered, allowing extensions and overwriting base services. Plug-ins register their dependencies and Geomajas checks at startup whether the dependent modules are available and compatible. The plug-ins now have an independent release cycle to allow improvements to be easily released.
As a quick follow up on the rejected 1.7.0 release, Geomajas 1.7.1 is currently in staging ready for testing. If no major issues or backward incompatibilities are found, by 8:00 AM August 11th, Geomajas 1.7 will be a fact.
Obviously the bad news is that Geomajas 1.7.0 has been rejected by the community because of a backward incompatibility that was found when using the Dojo face.
The good news on the other hand is that the system works. This was our first attempt at releasing a new version of Geomajas by using the staging methodology. While in staging, many users did indeed try out this new version, and thereby discovered this compatibility issue.
The next 1.7 release attempt is already being prepared, so expect to hear from us soon.
The Geomajas team is proud to announce the latest Geomajas release (1.7.0). This new release focuses in the first place on a new and updated plug-in system where all plug-ins are now independent projects. From Geomajas 1.7.0 on, all plug-ins (and faces) will have their own release cycles. This means that a bug in one of the plug-ins does not require a complete new release of the whole Geomajas project.
Geomajas has been totally transformed into a Java-only, modular, enterprise framework, based upon Spring. The most important changes are: