Wednesday, March 31, 2010

uDig 1.2 Release Candidate

The uDig 1.2 development cycle is near completion on the community is pleased to announce the availability of our second release candidate. This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 2.6.3, we would like to thank the GeoTools community for their continued support.

uDig 1.2 Release Candidate 2 is available from the uDig main download page (previous releases are also available). Please download the package appropriate to your platform, unzip and run.

Windows and Linux packages includes a Java Runtime so you really can unzip and run without making any configuration changes to your Machine. On Mac OSX uDig is able to check for Java Advanced Imaging and install if needed.

To get started with uDig:

About uDig 1.2 Series

The uDig 1.2 series highlights a lot really great ideas the developer community has been working on. We have migrated to a modern version of the GeoTools library - bringing in five years of new developments in standard support, and a host of new raster and vector formats. An exciting addition is the use of the ImageIO-ext project allowing the use of raster formats supported by GDAL.

New and capabilities of uDig 1.2 include:

  • ImageIO-EXT rendering enabling additional raster formats and working with images larger then memory
  • Tiled rendering (as an option in preferences) with a new flicker free panning tool.
  • Support for GeoWebCache and TileServer via WMS-C
  • WFS 1.1.0 support
  • Greatly improved ArcSDE support; multithreaded and faster
  • Advanced Symbology including Hatches and True Type Font support

About uDig 1.2 Release Candidate 2

This release patches up the jre used for the linux distribution and fixes a couple of issues that were spotted by the community with the first release candidate - including fixing Drag and Drop from the latest firefox on windows.


  • [UDIG-1506] - Pan and Zoom causes vertexes to be slightly displaced when editing
  • [UDIG-1529] - Displaying deleted layer feature
  • [UDIG-1600] - FireFox 3.5 DnD
  • [UDIG-1615] - Create Polygon Tool Validation Broken
  • [UDIG-1625] - WFS layer exported as shapefile missing geometry
  • [UDIG-1626] - Printing NPE

Known problems:

  • Mac OSX release is a simple zip, we will try and make a proper installer shortly.
  • The mac release is unable to support the full range of ImageIO-EXT formats. Please contact udig-devel if you are able to build GDAL on Mac OSX.
  • Linux64 release is not provided at this time. Please contact us on the udig-devel list if you are able to bundle a Linux 64 Java Runtime Environment with ImageIO-EXT support.