Welcome to the January milestone release of uDig. This release is made in conjuction with GeoTools 2.6.1 - this has seen much improvements to last month's release of jdbc "next generation" plugins.
On windows and linux uDig includes a Java Runtime so you really can unzip and run. On mac uDig is able to check for Java Advanced Imaging and install if needed.
We have focused on the Software Developers Kit this release and have a new SDK Quickstart available. These instrucitons have been completely updated for Eclipse 3.5.1.
We have accomplished our goals for the uDig 1.2 series and will be issuing a release candidate shortly.
This release features:
The uDig 1.2 series highlights a lot really great ideas the developer community has been playing with. We have upgraded the version of the GeoTools library we use - bringing give 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 experimental capabilities of uDig 1.2 include: