OpenLayers 2.8 RC1 Announcement
As of 2.8-RC1, the OpenLayers 2.8 release closes 245 outstanding tickets, split nearly down the middle between bug fixes and new features.
We invite you to help us test the 2.8 release candidate! To test 2.8 in your applications, include the following tag in your OpenLayers-powered page:
As always, the source is available at http://openlayers.org/download/. Bug reports can be filed in Trac, under the 2.8 version and milestone.
The 2.8 release adds a number of important features, the full list of which can be found in the Release Notes, at http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/2.8/Notes. Some of the highlights include:
- Support for multi-layer vector feature selection
- Support for drawing text on vector layers
- Several new controls
- 5 new layer types, including OSM, ArcXML, and more.
- The long-awaited WFS protocol support, and related improvements
... and many other new features and bug fixes that you can see detailed in the release notes linked above.
For information on possible changes that will need to be made between this version of OpenLayers and previous versions, please look at the Release notes, available at the Release Notes information.
All forthcoming RC announcements will be sent only to the Developers list: anyone interested in tracking the progress to a final release should subscribe to that list.
We look forward to your feedback on this release.
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