Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Announcement: GeoExt 2.0.0-rc.1 released

The GeoExt community is proud to announce the first release candidate of GeoExt 2.0.0.

Download it at https://github.com/geoext/geoext2/releases/tag/2.0.0-rc.1

GeoExt 2.0.0-rc.1 is the first official GeoExt version that is built atop of OpenLayers 2.13.1 and ExtJS 4.2.1. It has been in the making for quite a while, but most of the code comes from a code sprint in Bonn, Germany, that happened last year.

The newest major version of GeoExt wants to provide mostly the same API you know and love from the 1.x-series. It comes with support for the autoloading-mechanism of ExtJS, support for the single-file build tool of Sencha and with an exhaustive documentation that is built using the same tools as ExtJS. There are two versions of the API-docs: one has only the GeoExt-classes, while the other also has the basic Ext-classes, from which properties and methods might be inherited.

This release wouldn't have been possible without the sponsors of the above mentioned sprint. Also we want to thank the companies behind the contributors of GeoExt for supporting GeoExt development in numerous ways.

We invite you to test the release candidate! To do so, download GeoExt 2.0.0-rc.1 from (see above) and use it in your OpenLayers 2.13.1 and Ext JS 4.2.1 powered webpage by telling the autoloading-mechanism of Ext about GeoExt:

        enabled: true,
        paths: {
            GeoExt: "path/to/geoext2/src",
            Ext: "path/to/extjs/src"

Have a look at the examples and additional information listed at the GeoExt 2 website over at github: http://geoext.github.io/geoext2/

We are looking forward to your feedback on this release.

[Edited 2013-10-16: Removed typos]

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