GeoServer 2.9.0 is the new stable release suitable for use in production. This release requires Java 8.
Important updates:

  • Web admin application layer, preview, global settings, image processing and raster access screens have been updated.
  • User guide has been restructured for ease of navigation and to reduce duplication.
  • The REST API can now be used to manage icons, fonts and configuration files and report on the status of installed components.
  • Internally this release features Wicket 7 and Spring 4 and the latest JAI-Ext library.
  • Layer bounds can now be generated from spatial reference systems extent
  • Styles can now be configured with a custom legend

For more details please see the blog post and release notes (

About fjbehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences ( His specializations include * Internet, Internet GIS * XML, GML, SVG * Data exchange and Interoperability * Visualization * Open Source Solutions * Consulting Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is "Strategisches GIS-Management", published by Wichmann Verlag (2004). The second is "Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme" (1997).

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