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GeoNetwork opensource v2.4.0 Release Candidate 0

Big news :-) You can start testing v2.4.0 Release Candidate 0. The release still needs small updates and bug fixes, but has a lot of new features that I think are unmatched in other geospatial catalog software!


(Make sure you pick the 2.4.0 RC0 release :-) )

Download at this stage is only the multiplatform version. To start the installer you normally only need to double click on the file. If that doesn't work, make sure you have Java 1.5 or higher installer. If you have that, you can also issue the following command from a terminal (DOS) window: java -jar geonetwork-install-2.4.0-RC0.jar

You are welcome to submit issues you find in the ticket system at http://trac.osgeo.org/geonetwork/report

For those who are testing, it would be great if you could do the following:

- Run through the checklist: http://trac.osgeo.org/geonetwork/wiki/releasing

- Read the documentation and provide updates where needed (they are needed! :-) )

- Provide updated screenshots where applicable.

- Help out with improving the translations (see my next email).

Thanks to all those that contributed to this release! I know some have had some very short nights to get here. Great work!!


--- Changes

- Added russian translation (Thanks to Igor V. Burago) #93

- Improve CSW 2.0.2 ISO Profil support (http://trac.osgeo.org/geonetwork/wiki/CSW202Improvements)

- Added import XML/MEF file (http://trac.osgeo.org/geonetwork/wiki/MetadataImport)

- Added SelectionManager (http://trac.osgeo.org/geonetwork/wiki/SelectionManager)

- Ajax Editor Controls and other Editor Enhancements

- More operations on a selected set of metadata records

- Improve user interface for file upload/download

- Restore editing rights and ownership enhancements

- User Self-Registration Service (http://trac.osgeo.org/geonetwork/wiki/SelfRegistration)
option to Administration->System Configuration to enable/disable UserSelfRegistration

- Add Shibboleth as an authentication option (http://trac.osgeo.org/geonetwork/wiki/ShibbolethAuth)

- Upgraded GeoServer to version 1.7.3

- Upgraded Jetty servlet container to version 6.1.14

- Moved data folder out of WEB-INF folder to ./data in the root of the application

- Added multilingual support in installer

- Added french translation of the documentation

- Added file system harvester to harvest metadata from local directory (from the server perspective)

- Added ArcSDE harvester to harvest metadata from an ArcSDE geodatabase
(requires dummy library to be replaced with ESRI Java API to work)

- Added support for printing search result in PDF format

- Added support to harvest the OGC:GetCapabilities (WMS, WFS, WCS and WPS) documents
to produce metadata for services and layers/featuretypes/coverages
in ISO19139/119 format (http://trac.osgeo.org/geonetwork/wiki/ISO19119impl)


Posted by Jeroen Ticheler 2009-04-03