Hi all,
several new features and improvements were missing from the announcement,
I've updated it on the blog, please see here:



On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 1:52 AM, Torben Barsballe <
tbarsba...@boundlessgeo.com> wrote:

> We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.13-beta
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/geoserver/files/GeoServer/2.13-beta/>.
> Downloads are available (zip
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/geoserver/files/GeoServer/2.13-beta/geoserver-2.13-beta-bin.zip/download>
> , war
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/geoserver/files/GeoServer/2.13-beta/geoserver-2.13-beta-war.zip/download>
> , and exe
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/geoserver/files/GeoServer/2.13-beta/geoserver-2.13-beta.exe/download>)
> along with docs and extensions.
> This is a beta release of GeoServer made in conjunction with GeoTools
> 19-beta.
> We want to encourage people to test the release thoroughly and report back
> any issue found. With no further delay, let’s see what’s new, that is, what
> is there to test!
> Isolated Workspaces
> The concept of an “Isolated Workspaces” has been added to GeoServer, to
> allow for reusing a namespace among multiple workspaces. In particular, an
> isolated workspace allows reuse of a namespace already used by another
> workspace, but its resources (layers, styles, etc …) can only be retrieved
> when using that workspace’s virtual services and will only show up in those
> virtual service capabilities documents.
> When reusing a namespace among workspaces, exactly one of those must be
> non-isolated, and the rest must be isolated; i.e. isolated workspaces have
> no restrictions in namespaces usage but the existing restrictions still
> apply for non isolated workspaces.
> For more details, refer to the original proposal
> <https://github.com/geoserver/geoserver/wiki/GSIP-165---Add-isolated-workspaces-concept-to-GeoServer>
> .
> GeoWebCache REST API
> Two new endpoints have been added to the GeoWebCache REST API:
>    - /gwc/rest/blobstores:
>       - GET /gwc/rest/blobstores for a list of the blobstores
>       - GET /gwc/rest/blobstores/{blobStoreName} for details about a
>       single blobstore
>       - PUT /gwc/rest/blobstores/{blobStoreName} to create or update a
>       blobstore
>       - DELETE /gwc/rest/blobstores/{blobStoreName} to remove a blobstore
>    - /gwc/rest/gridsets:
>       - GET /gwc/rest/gridsets for a list of the gridsets
>       - GET /gwc/rest/gridsets/{gridSetName} for details about a single
>       gridset
>       - PUT /gwc/rest/gridsets/{gridSetName} to create or update a gridset
>       - DELETE /gwc/rest/gridsets/{gridSetName} to remove a gridset
> API docs for these endpoints will be added to the GeoServer documentation
> shortly. Until then, the request body syntax for PUT requests closely
> matched the equivalent structures in geowebcache.xml: BlobStores
> <http://geowebcache.org/docs/latest/configuration/storage.html#blobstore-configuration>
>  and GridSets
> <http://geowebcache.org/docs/latest/concepts/gridsets.html#corresponding-xml>
> .
> The ArcGISCache backed layers are now also configurable via the REST API.
> This release sees a major reworking of the configuration system in
> GeoWebCache that will allow for plugging in alternate configuration
> persistence mechanisms in future. While these changes should be largely
> invisible to users, it is a huge update that impacts all of GeoWebCache.
> However, due to these changes, we ask that you *please test the embedded
> GeoWebCache*.
> UI Improvements
> Entering in URLs for data files has been improved with autocomplete – now
> GeoServer will scan the path that has already been typed, and suggest
> existing files within that path.
> <http://blog.geoserver.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/34523743-0b6ba4b2-f099-11e7-99bd-1af27da0ddea.png>
> In addition, autocomplete support has been added to a number of dropdowns
> which contain a long list of values, such as stores or layers. You can now
> start typing the name of an option, and the visible options will be
> filtered to match.
> <http://blog.geoserver.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/store_chooser.png>
> Removed OS X installers
> Due to lack of resources and interest, the OS X dmg installers are no
> longer being built. OS X users can still use
> <http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/installation/linux.html#installation>
>  the system-independent binary
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/geoserver/files/GeoServer/2.13-beta/geoserver-2.13-beta-bin.zip/download>
> .
> New community modules
> The 2.13 series comes with a few new community modules, in particular:
>    - Do you want to generate GHRSST compliant outputs from GHRSST inputs?
>    Try out the new GHRSST NetCDF output community module.
>    - There is also a new community module
>    <http://docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/community/nsg-profile/index.html>
>     introducing NSG profiles for the WFS and WMTS services.
> Not that community modules are not part of the release; instead you can
> find them in the nightly builds
> <https://build.geoserver.org/geoserver/2.13.x/>.
> Other assorted improvements
> There are many bug fixes and improvements to look at in the release notes
> <https://osgeo-org.atlassian.net/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10000&version=16702>,
> cherry picking a few here:
>    - Autocomplete support for dropdowns with long lists of values
>    - Upgrade JDom library
>    - REST API CORS support
>    - REST improvements to list all layers in a workspace, and include the
>    workspace prefix in layer listings
>    - Style POST does not support non-SLD styles
>    - Add WMTS RESTful API
>    - Installing the XSLT plugin may cause random REST endpoints to report
>    lists with transforms/transform
>    - WCS 1.0.0 does not handle FORMAT parameter properly
>    - Cache small amount of features in memory to avoid repeated data
>    scans in GetFeature requests
>    - Allow requesting both OL3 and OL2 from the client side
>    - Simple feature GML 3.2.1 output schema-invalid as geometries lack
>    mandatory gml:id
>    - GeoPackage generated via WPS has y coordinates starting from bottom
>    left
>    - Numerous WFS 2.0 bugfixes
>    - Submitting a seed/truncate request for a tile layer results in a
>    “406, not acceptable”
>    - GWC Seed Form returns “Chunk [] is not a valid entry” message error
>    when seeding a layer.
>    - Demo Page does not send password
> Test, test, test!
> Now that you know about all the goodies, please go, download and test
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/geoserver/files/GeoServer/2.13-beta/> your
> favourite ones. Let us know how it went!
> About GeoServer 2.12
> GeoServer 2.13 is scheduled for March 2018 release.
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