This release is the result of the uDig January Code Sprint in which we focused on all the bugs we could find while going through walkthrough 1 and walkthrough 2. This is the first release of uDig 1.2 that has gone through a QA check - a big thank you to all the testers who showed up for the code sprint!
This is a "milestone" release and is not intended for serious use; indeed the splash screen says "trunk" in big large letters to remind you this is a pre-production release.
Please join us on the udig-devel list if you have time to create a windows jre with ecw support; or are able to work on a mac osx solution for mrsid and ecw.
- Download the package appropriate to your platform and unzip, you should find a udig executable to run
- Linux users can download a jre that is set up for mrsid and ecw support. Please unzip this file into a "jre" folder next to your udig executable
- The windows download already includes a jre with mrsid support, we do not have a one-click installer for milestone releases
About uDig 1.2
The uDig 1.2 series highlights a lot really great ideas the developer community has been playing with. You can try out ideas like tiled rendering (for flicker free panning), web Processing Service support and many others. We have upgraded the version of the GeoTools library we use - bringing four years of new developments in standard support, and a host of new raster and vector formats. A very exciting addition here is the use of the ImageIO-ext project that allows the use of GDAL supported image formats.
New and experimental capabilities of uDig 1.2 include:
This tech-preview is made available for your testing pleasure; please contribute bug reports and feedback! This milestone is a suitable baseline for your own development efforts.
- ImageIO-EXT for additional raster formats. Previously uDig loaded images into memory; now they are left on disk allowing you to work with very large rasters that do not fit in memory.
A fixed scale pan tool and associated tiled rendering system for flicker free panning.
WMS-C support - allowing the great performance of GeoWebCache and TileServer to be used as an alternative/suplement to normal Web Map Servers.
WFS 1.1.0 support - currently this appears to be read-only.
Greatly improved ArcSDE support; multithreaded and faster.