State of

GeoServer

2.16

Welcome to “State of GeoServer”, summer 2018 edition.

This presentation is brought to you by

Jody Garnett
jody.garnett@geocat.net
@jodygarnett

GeoCat
Government Geographic Data publishing

Andrea Aime
Technical Lead
andrea.aime@geo-solutions.it
@geowolf


GeoSolutions
Innovative, robust, cost-effective solutions leveraging best-of-breed Open Source products.

This presentation is brought to you by me, Andrea Aime, Jody Garnett and Jim HUghes

GeoServer at a Glance

Java Web Application to share and edit geospatial data.

Publish data from any major spatial data source using open standards.

Core Protocols

WMS – maps
WFS – vector
WFS-T – editing
WCS – coverage
WMTS – tiles
TMS – tiles
WMS-C – tiles

Extension/community protocols
WPS – process
CSW – search
OpenSearch for Earth Observation – search
OGC API - prototype json + rest standards

You are probably here to see what’s new in GeoServer, so you probably don’t need an introduction. Let’s just say GeoServer is a popular open source way to publish geospatial data on the internet.

GeoServer 2019

What’s in a year?

This presentation will provide you a list of new features that happened in the last 12 months.

Releases covered by this presentation

stable

maintenance

development

September 2018

March 2019

September 2019

March 2020

2.14.x (Java 8)

2.15.x (Java 8/11)

2.16.x (Java 8/11)

In particular, we are going to list the feature that landed in GeoServer 2.14, 2.15, and are in the works for the upcoming 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2019.

Are you using a older version? Upgrade!

  • User list and stack exchange typically covers only supported versions
    • Today it means 2.15.x and 2.14.x
    • In September 2019 it will mean 2.15.x and 2.16.x

  • Security fixes added to
    supported versions only
  • Please upgrade your GeoServer installations!

These three versions are important because they are the ones supported by the community. What does that mean? It means that they are the only ones getting bug fixes and security fixes, and that you’re more likely to get answers from the user list if you are having issues with one of them. Please keep your GeoServer up to date.

Upgrade? What’s in it for me?

  • Much!
  • Let’s check what’s new in 2.14, 2.15 and in the upcoming 2.16 releases
  • Check the bottom of each slide to see who sponsored a certain feature, who implemented it, and what version contains it
  • This icon marks activities done without any sponsoring

Version

Author

Sponsor

So, let’s have a look at what is new and interesting in these three GeoServer versions. For each feature, you will find

Project Steering Committee Updates

The PSC is made up of individuals who are intended to represent the various communities which have a stake in GeoServer.

Turnover expected to accommodate people only able to become active on the project in intervals.

Thanks

  • Ben Caradoc-Davies

Committers

Developers who earned the trust and respect of the team are nominated for “committer status”.

At a technical level committers have access to the code repository and the ability to make changes directly and review merge in the work of others.

Welcome:

  • Steve Ikeoka
  • Fernando Mino

Community modules

Incoming:

  • api - Andrea Aime (GeoSolutions)
  • geostyler - Andreas Schmitz (Terrestris)
  • Gwc-azure - Andrea Aime (GeoSolutions)
  • mapml - Chris Hodgson (Refractions)
  • ogr - Andrea Aime (GeoSolutions)
  • saml - Mauro Bartolomeoli (GeoSolutions)

Outgoing:

  • authkey → graduated!
  • Status monitoring → graduated!
  • geogig
  • monitor-hibernate
  • rest-ext
  • rest-upload
  • spatialite-store → replaced

GeoServer maintains a “community space” for experiments and new developers to work.

  • Developers can propose a new community module and receive commit access to work on their idea.
  • We make sure they compile!
  • May be proposed as an extension when both the author and functionality is ready

Spot a community module of interest, reach out to see how you can help.

Infrastructure challenges

We suffered some vandalism of our Jenkins build server in Q2 2019 impacting the team.

  • Monthly releases (restored)
  • Windows installers
  • Documentation (restored)
  • Nightly builds (restored)
  • Nightly CITE Tests
  • Online Tests
    • AppSchema (restored)
    • MySQL
    • Oracle
    • PostGIS (restored)
    • SQLServer

Thanks to Planet Federal staff and Torben for rebuilding Jenkins:

Service Providers Update

GeoServer PSC maintains a list of recognized service providers

  • Core Contributors
    Ongoing commitment to the project devoting resources to security fixes, releases and maintenance activities.
  • Experienced Providers
    Successfully contribute functionality to the project on behalf of their customers.
  • Additional Services

Welcome:

  • GeoCat BV

Thanks:

  • Boundless
  • Envitia
  • LISAsoft

Vector data sources

Precisely placed and attributed!

Let’s see what’s new in vector data sources

MongoDB

Graduated to extension status!

  • Makes use of the supported GeoTools
    MongoDB DataStore
  • Publish information stored in the MongoDB
    Document Database, via a mapping configuration

2.14

Nuno Oliveira
GeoSolutions

NPRA

MongoDB, the NoSQL, documented oriented database, was already available for GeoServer as a community module, but in September it will become an officially supported extension.

Support for more PostgreSQL data types

  • Array support (2.14.x), read, write, limited filtering
  • Geometry XYZM support (2.14.x)
  • TWKB Support (PostGIS 2.2.0+ and GeoServer 2.16.x)
  • Better performance for OR-ed filters that can be expressed as an “in (x,y,z)” clause (2.16.x)
  • “Nearest” search (as a NEAREST function in CQL) (2.16.x)
  • Full binary transfer when prepared statements are enabled
  • SSL control (can be disabled, significant performance speedup)

*

GeoSolutions/Andrea Aime/Others

Various sponsors

As you probably know, PostgreSQL is a very rich database with a multitude of supported data types, available either built-in, or through extensions. Basic support for HSstore and JSON columns has been added in GeoServer 2.13, whilst 2.14 will provide support for array columns too.

Spatialite native datastore gone

  • The spatialite datastore has been removed
  • We asked around and waited a year for a new maintainer to show up
  • But you can still use Spatialite with GeoServer.
    How?
    Ready for next slide?

2.16

As a community module, we have now the ability to read GeoTIFFs directly from a S3 bucket. Recent changes in the image mosaic will make it possible to also mosaic such images.

OGR data store revived

  • The OGR vector data store has been revived and upgraded to GDAL 2.x
  • Now uses publicly available packages, no need for special builds
  • Tested also on Windows, can leverage the native FileGBD library too
  • And it can open Spatialite!

  • Only in 2.16.x

2.16

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

GeoSolutions

As a community module, we have now the ability to read GeoTIFFs directly from a S3 bucket. Recent changes in the image mosaic will make it possible to also mosaic such images.

Raster data sources

Pixels, pixels, billions of them!

That does it for the vector data sources. Now let’s have a look at the news about raster data sources.

S3 GeoTIFF Community Module + Mosaic

Support for GeoTiffs hosted on Amazon S3

  • In 2.14.x, can be coupled with image mosaic to support mosaics of AWS images (experimental!)

2.14

Devon / Niels

Boundless

Boundless

s3://landsat-pds/L8/001/002/LC80010022016230LGN00/LC80010022016230LGN00_B1.TIF?useAnon=true&awsRegion=US_WEST_2

As a community module, we have now the ability to read GeoTIFFs directly from a S3 bucket. Recent changes in the image mosaic will make it possible to also mosaic such images.

GDAL data sources

  • The imageio-ext coverage readers have been upgraded to GDAL 2.x
  • Now uses publicly available packages, no need for special builds

  • Only in 2.16.x!

2.16

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

GeoSolutions

As a community module, we have now the ability to read GeoTIFFs directly from a S3 bucket. Recent changes in the image mosaic will make it possible to also mosaic such images.

Web Map Service

Got maps?

Let’s now switch to news about services, starting with the Web Map Service.

Nearest match in time dimension

  • Time dimension now supports “nearest match”
  • Map will return the closest time to the one selected
  • Possibility to set a search “radius”
  • The actual time used is returned
    in a HTTP response header

2.14

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

EUMETSAT

WMS has had support for the time dimension filter for a long time now. But if the client requested a time that’s not available, he would have got an emtpy image. No more, in GeoServer 2.14 you’ll be able to configure a “nearest match” behavior to return the closest available time instead.

WMS GetLegendGraphics JSON ouput

GetLegendGraphics application/json output:

  • Description of style at current scale
  • Use to create your own legend on the client side

{"Legend": [{

"layerName": "states",

"title": "USA Population",

"rules": [

{

"title": "< 2M",

"filter": "[PERSONS < '2000000']",

"symbolizers": [{"Polygon": {

"fill": "#4DFF4D",

"fill-opacity": "0.7"

}}]

},

]

}]}

2.15

Ian Turton

GeoSolutions

Dynamic densification of long lines on reprojection

2.16

Mauro Bartolomeoli

GeoSolutions

Before: used only available vertices, sharp turns

After: dynamically adds vertices to create a soft curve

EPSG database upgraded to 9.6

  • 1000 new coordinate reference codes system added
  • In particular sponsored to recognize the new GDA2020 Australian datum and associated NTv2 grid shift files
  • But useful for everybody else!

    Rant:
    • Asked on user list for testers: nobody answered!
    • Look for “GeoServer master upgraded to EPSG 9.6, anyone wants to try it out?”

2.16

Andrea Aime

GeoScience Australia

Speedups for complex styles

  • Do you have a style with hundreds of rules
  • With complex filtering conditions
  • You know, something like OSM bright for example?
  • Then rejoice, GeoServer 2.16.x can process those rules and find the right symbolizer quite a bit quicker

Don’t miss my talk Friday, 12:00, “Standing up a OSM clone with GeoServer and CSS”

2.16

Andrea Aime

Web Feature Service

To the source of vector data!

Let’s now move to a couple of quick news about Web Feature Service.

Almost WFS 2.0 certified compliant

  • Lot of work went into making GeoServer pass the WFS 2.0 certification on simple features
  • 48 issues fixed
  • Almost there, still a couple of minor fixes to do (but so many other urgent things to work on…)

2.14

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

OGC and GeoSolutions

During the winter we worked a lot on WFS 2.0 compliance and GeoServer is now almost compliant, very little effort left to put in. So far it has been kept at bay by other more urgent developments, but we’re hopeful to get there sometimes soon.

WFS Measure Support

Encode coordinates measures

  • Enable to encode coordinate measures (“M”) in WFS output formats that support measures.
  • PostGIS is supported today!

<gs:geometry>

<gml:LineString srsName="urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326"

srsDimension="4"

gml:id="postgres_lines_zm.1.geometry">

<gml:posList>

1 -2 10 0 1 3 15 1 5 3 20 2 5 -2 25 3</gml:posList>

</gml:LineString>

</gs:geometry>

Nuno / GeoSolutions

Jody / Boundless

Community

2.14

App-schema improvements

  • Improvements to connection pool usage (only one connection used per request now)
  • Some improvements helping while using MongoDB as a source for app-schema records
  • HALE mapping support being extended to support MongoDB
  • Support for SOLR as a data source for MongoDB, as well as secondary index for full text search engines

2.14

Nuno Oliveira

GeoSolutions

NPRA

Those of you that need to publish INSPIRE compliant datasets are probably familiar with app-schema data store. In the last three releases it received a number of improvements that made it faster. It’s also now possible to publish complex features out of MongoDB, and in 2.14, it will be possible to use SOLR as a secondary search engine to speed up full text query searches.

Complex JSON

  • GeoJSON out of complex features looked odd, out of place
  • Improvements to make it look more natural while retaining the same information
  • E.g., types, identities, avoid container property/element value alternation, XML attributes prefixed by @

2.16

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

BRGM

{

"type": "FeatureCollection",

"features": [

{

"type": "Feature",

"id": "0001000001",

"geometry": {

"type": "Point",

"coordinates": [51.0684, 1.4298]

},

"properties": {

"@featureType": "Borehole",

"identifier": {

"value": "BSS000AAAA",

"@codeSpace": "http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616"

},

"bholeHeadworks": [

{

"type": "Feature",

"geometry": {

"type": "Point",

"coordinates": [51.0684, 1.4298]

},

"properties": {

"@featureType": "BoreCollar",

"collarElevation": {

"value": -32,

"@srsName": "http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/5720",

"@srsDimension": "1",

"@uomLabels": "m"

}

}

}

],

Those of you that need to publish INSPIRE compliant datasets are probably familiar with app-schema data store. In the last three releases it received a number of improvements that made it faster. It’s also now possible to publish complex features out of MongoDB, and in 2.14, it will be possible to use SOLR as a secondary search engine to speed up full text query searches.

WFS 3.0 community module

  • OpenAPI based
  • GeoJSON first
  • Developed along with the spec (still in DRAFT!)
  • Some experimental extensions like tiling with Mapbox vector tiles

2.15

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

GeoSolutions/OGC

Replaced by OGC API

OGC API services

Following new trends

Let’s now move to a couple of quick news about Web Feature Service.

OGC API, bit of history

  • WFS3 Hackaton, 6 and 7 March 2018, Fort Collins (CO)
    • OpenAPI based
    • JSON first
    • Schemaless
    • Small core
  • OGC API Hackaton, June 20th, 2019, London (UK)
    • Expand what was learned to all other specs
    • Features API, Maps and Tiles API, Coverages API, Processes API
  • Testbed 14, 2018
    • CITE tests for WFS3
    • Experiment with WFS3 extensions
  • Vector tiles pilot, 2018/2019
    • Use vector tiles on top of WFS3 and WMTS 1.0
    • Styles and tiles extensions for WFS3
    • Client side rendering
  • Testbed 15, 2019
    • Tiles API, Image API (to update image mosaics), Delta Tile API (to fetch only tiles that changed)
    • Styles API, finding, editing, managing client and server side styles

2.16/2.17

OGC API and new “ogcapi” community module

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

GeoSolutions/OGC

API

common

2.16/2.17

Features

API

Tiles

API

Styles

API

Maps

API

Coverages

API

Process

API

Implementing now or in the short term
(as part of TB14/tb15)

Looking for volunteers/sponsors

Want to know more?


Warning: shameless plug!

  • By all means attend this presentation!
    • GeoServer WFS3: introduction to the RESTful, schemaless, JSON first download service, by Andrea Aime
    • 3:30-3:50 Wednesday August 28th (today!)
    • Fortuna East

2.16/2.17

If you have a lot of SVG icons, you will be pleased to learn that they can be used as Marks too, meaning that you can take the shape of the SVG, and the color and stroke it as you prefer via SLD.

Web Coverage Service

To the source of raster data, too!

Let’s switch to Web Coverage Service

Tiles

My alphabet: X,Y and Z

Let’s now switch to news about tile services

Azure blobstore (community module)

  • Allows to store tiles into Azure blob, targeting a specific container
  • Warning, unlike S3, Azure lacks mass delete operations, each tile/blob need to be deleted with a separate call (GWC does that concurrently)

2.16

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

SwissRE

If you have a lot of SVG icons, you will be pleased to learn that they can be used as Marks too, meaning that you can take the shape of the SVG, and the color and stroke it as you prefer via SLD.

Styling

Your cartographic tailor

Let’s move to styling related news.

SVGs as fillable/strokable marks

  • Allow using SVG as shapes for marks
  • Filling and stroking can be controlled from SLD

2.14

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

<PointSymbolizer>

<Graphic>

<Mark>

<WellKnownName>file://firestation.svg</WellKnownName>

<Fill>

<CssParameter name="fill">#FF0000</CssParameter>

</Fill>

</Mark>

<Size>32</Size>

</Graphic>

</PointSymbolizer>

If you have a lot of SVG icons, you will be pleased to learn that they can be used as Marks too, meaning that you can take the shape of the SVG, and the color and stroke it as you prefer via SLD.

CSS: flat @mode with nested rules

  • Disables cascading
  • Overrides still allowed by nesting rules
  • Best approach for anyone confused by cascading
  • Useful for large sheets too (faster to translate, easier to control)

2.14

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

@mode "Flat";

[type = 'Capital'],[mode = 'highlight'] {

mark: symbol(circle);

:mark {

fill: white;

stroke: black;

size: 12px;

}

}

[test = 'Local'] {

mark: symbol(square);

:mark {

fill: red;

size: 3px;

}

}

Will not

try to mix

them

If you have a lot of SVG icons, you will be pleased to learn that they can be used as Marks too, meaning that you can take the shape of the SVG, and the color and stroke it as you prefer via SLD.

QGIS SLD Export Improvements

GeoServer PSC combined funding from OSGeo:UK local chapter, our OSGeo budget, and personal donations:

  • QGIS Export of RasterSymbolizer
  • Section on Generating SLD styles with QGIS added to GeoServer user manual

2.15

Luigi Pirelli

GeoSolutions

GeoServer PSC

SLDService Extension to Generate Thematic maps

Extension provides a REST endpoint using data analysis to generate a thematic map as an SLD document:

  • Unique/Equal interval/Quantiles

Graduated to supported, but also new functionality:

  • Equal area classification
  • Standard deviation filtering
  • Classification of raster data also!

2.16

GeoSolutions

Call back to original GeoVista research eh?

Reference: https://docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/extensions/sldservice/index.html

SLDService Extension to Generate Thematic maps

curl -v -u admin:geoserver -XGET

http://localhost:8080/geoserver/rest/sldservice/states/classify.xml

?attribute=PERSONS

&ramp=CUSTOM

&method=quantile

&intervals=3

&startColor=0xFF0000

&endColor=0x0000FF

&open=true

Dynamic channel selection

  • ChannelSelection allows for env variables now
  • Build pseudo-color styles with a default band layout
  • Change the selected bands in GetMap request
  • No need to prepare tens of different styles
  • What if you want to do band math? You wait just 1 minute!

2.14

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

DLR

...&env=r:4;g:3,b:2

...&env=r:8;g:11,b:4

Pseudo color

Vegetation analysis

Going back to satellite images, in 2.14 it will be possible to perform on the fly channel selection, allowing many false color band combinations without preparing in advance a lot of styles. What if you want to combine bands and do math on them, to compute indexes? Let’s switch to processing and have a look.

Web Processing Service

When the going gets tough the processes get going

Unleash map algebra with Jiffle

  • Powerful and fast map algebra language
  • Can be used as a rendering transformation
  • Example, computing NDVI on the fly:

2.14

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

Bayer

nir = src[7];

vir = src[3];

dest = (nir-vir)/(nir+vir);

Sentinel 2

Jiffle script

On the fly NDVI index display

In GeoServer 2.14 you’ll have the ability to use Jiffle, a fast map algebra language, to perform band computations on the fly, as a rendering transformation. Here is a small script computing the NDVI index on the fly and rendering it on a map. Believe it or not, it’s feasible and fast enough for interactive display.

WPS GetExecutions vendor operation

WPS Asynchronous processes run in the background and provide a URL that clients can poll to get a progress report (and eventual result).

  • GetExecutions operation lists running processes
  • Users can review their running processes
  • Administrators can list all running processes

2.15

Alessio Fabiani

GeoSolutions

DLR

Reference: https://docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/services/wps/operations.html

WPS Dismiss vendor operation

WPS Asynchronous processes run in the background and provide a URL that clients can poll to get a progress report (and eventual result).

  • Dismiss operation cancels a running process
  • Why vendor? Because it’s added it to WPS 1.0 instead of implementing WPS 2.0

2.15

Alessio Fabiani

GeoSolutions

DLR

Reference: https://docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/services/wps/operations.html

Configuration and management

Now some news about the configuration interface

Full-screen style editor

Andrea & Torben

2.14

The style editor is also receiving a good number of improvements. In 2.14 it will be possible to edit styles in full screen mode, having style and map side by side.

External graphic chooser in style editor

  • Security fixes being added to supported versions only
  • Please upgrade your GeoServer installations!

Niels

-

2.14

If you need to add a reference to an external graphic in your style, GeoServer 2.14 will also have a nice picker that will also generate the right SLD snippet for you.

Color picker in style editor

You know…. just in case you don’t remember the hex code of the color you want!

Andrea Aime

2.14

Along with it, GeoServer will sport a color chooser, because we’ve heard that there’s people not remembering the hex code of the colors they want!

Style Editor SLD Auto-Complete

To help make editing easier, now you do not have to have the SLD 1.0 specification handy

Andrea Aime

Torben Basballe

2.14

Keyboard shortcut: Control-Space

Enable Services Per Layer

One of our most requested features!

  • The layer publish tab allows you to control exactly what services are enabled on a layer by layer basis!

2.15

Andrea Aime

GeoSolutions

DLR

Status monitoring extension

  • Graduated up from community in 2.16.x
  • Access to system information like:
    • CPU load
    • physical memory
    • Swap
    • Free disk
    • Network usage
  • Quite handy in production

2.16

Nuno Oliveira

GeoSolutions

GeoSolutions

Security

Stop or I will stay stop again!

GeoFence graduated to extension

The use of an stand alone GeoFence server has been a fixture of professional GeoServer deployments offering far greater control then the “out of the box” GeoServer security system.

GeoServer 2.15 packages up GeoFence as an extension you can drop into your GeoServer installation offering:

  • layer by layer restrictions
  • override layer details to filter content and adjust styling used
  • limit access to a geographic extent

2.15

Alessio Fabiani

GeoSolutions

GeoSolutions

Authentication key graduated to extension

  • Helps matching a key in the URL to a user
  • Allows application with no auth support to access secured resources
  • Visible in the URL, use only via HTTPS
  • Could be eventually copied from URl bar, token should be short lived (keys can be managed via REST API)
  • MapStore uses it for a simple SSO, see:
    https://mapstore.readthedocs.io/en/latest/developer-guide/integrations/users/geoserver/

2.16

Alessio Fabiani

GeoSolutions

GeoSolutions

Assorted changes

  • Hierarchical LDAP user/group support (2.16.x, 2.15.x)

2.16

Alessio Fabiani

GeoSolutions

GeoSolutions

GeoServer Internals

Java 11 Support

GeoServer works with Java 8:

  • Use OpenJDK
    (Oracle JDK support ended)
  • Tomcat 8 or greater recommended

GeoServer works with Java 11:

  • Use OpenJDK
    (from Linux distribution or AdoptOpenJDK)
  • Tomcat 9 or greater required

Thanks to code-sprint sponsors!

2.15

GeoSolutions, Boundless, ASTUN Technology, CCRi, HydroloGIS Environmental Engineering

Java 11 Support

About Oracle and Java:

  • Donated “professional features” to OpenJDK to make it the lead platform (flight recorder, java mission control, …)
  • Oracle OpenJDK every 6-months
  • Oracle JDK w/ paid commercial license

OracleJDK Java 8 has ended but

  • Java 8 will continue to be available!
  • RedHat committed to backporting fixes
  • AdoptOpenJDK makes binaries available for linux, windows, mac

Thanks to code sprint participants!

GeoSolutions, Boundless, ASTUN Technology, CCRi, HydroloGIS Environmental Engineering

2.15

Java 11 Support - Code Sprint

  • Victoria: David Vick, Devon Tucker, Jim Hughes, Jody Garnett, Kevin Smith, Torben Barsballe
  • Italy: Andrea Aime, Antonello Andrea
  • World: Ian Turton, Landon Blake, Brad Hards

GeoSolutions, Boundless, ASTUN Technology, CCRi, HydroloGIS Environmental Engineering

2.15

JAI-EXT Operations on by default

  • No longer just a recommendation, these are on by default!
  • pure java image operations that respect NODATA pixels and vector footprints

2.15

GeoSolutions

GeoSolutions

Codebase Quality Assurance and automation

Thanks to Andrea Aime for fixing all existing failures and automating checks (one vacation + months of weekends to complete):

  • PMD source code analysis
  • Google’s Error Prone Java 11 byte code analysis
  • Spotbugs byte code analysis
  • Checkstyle verify javadocs and headers
  • Removed all deprecated method calls

Automated PR checks prevent new failures from being committed.

Andrea Aime

2.15

Lots of security fixes

  • Several security fixes are going into the latest round of releases
    (2.14.5, 2.15.3, 2.16.0)
  • Thanks to Gremwell, Leidos, Reggie Dodds
  • Rant:
    • Unfortunately, this work is 100% un-funded
    • Often not possible to act quickly or at all, especially if several reports show up together
    • Remember the GPL licence: “THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.”

GeoSolutions - Planet - B

2.15/2.16.x

Update to latest libraries

Details only a developer can love:

  • Latest JTS release from LocationTech
  • Upgrade NetCDF library used
  • Latest JAI-EXT library

Help us help you

User List Participation

  • Answering users questions relies on a low number of people

Action:

  • We are sending reminder on effective use of the user list on subscription and at the bottom of each mail
  • Community building activity - remind developers about the definition of “supported”
    (not only reviewing pull requests, also answering user questions, used to be obvious, but it’s not obvious to devs hired into open source)

Ok, it’s late and we’re tired, so just one word about the user list. Please participate more and try to help other users, right now most of the the help is provided by a very small number of people, definitely not many enough.

In case you stumble into a vulnerability:
Responsible Disclosure

  • Keep exploit details out of issue report
  • Mark the issue as a vulnerability.
  • Be prepared to work with Project Steering Committee (PSC) on a solution
  • Keep in mind PSC members are volunteers and an extensive fix may require fundraising / resources

If you are not in position to communicate in public please consider commercial support, contacting a PSC member, or reaching us via the Open Source Geospatial Foundation at info@osgeo.org.

If you spot a vulnerability, please do not report it openly on the user list or in the bug tracker, as everybody can see them. Contact in private a project steering committee memmber instead, or contact info@osgeo.org

Community Building

Developer Participation

  • Project care and feeding relies on a low number of people

Actions:

  • Recruiting with FOSS4G Developer Workshops
  • Encourage Service Providers to participate in monthly bug stomps
  • Reach out to “downstream projects” to test release candidates

Standing “last friday of the month” bug stomp

  • Bug stomp introduced in 2016
    • Relying on volunteer time not working out
    • allowed developers to reserve time
  • Moved to fixed schedule in 2017
    • Arranging day each month too random
  • Last Friday of each month
    • Check blog post for tips on participation

You can join and help, too!

The developers are joining each last friday of the month to help fixing bugs. We normally work on easy to fix issue, as we only have a few hours to solve them. If you can develop in Java, please help join us, the more we are, the more bugs we can fix.

Looking Ahead

CITE Conformance Tests

OSGeo priority for 2019:

  • PSC requested small budget for activity
  • Phase I: CITE Test Automation RFP
  • Phase II: Code Sprint to pass tests

Going beyond just the “marketing” sticker:

  • build.geoserver.org uses CITE tests from 2013 on each “nightly” build
  • Updating these “black box” tests are the priority as they contribute confidence in each release we make

2.17

Community

OSGeo

Thanks!

Thank you for listening. I’ll take questions now, and if you want, also after the presentation, in private.

Question and Answer

Q: What happened to Boundless?

  • Boundless has been acquired by Planet, Inc

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