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@markpet49 markpet49 released this Aug 12, 2020 · 87 commits to master since this release

The primary goal of the WorldWind Java (WWJ) v2.2.0 release is to modernize the SDK after a period of inactivity. During this process some defects were addressed as well. Highlights of v2.2.0:

  • Upgrade to Java 11
  • Upgrade to the OpenGL layer (JOGL) 2.4
  • Switch to the Apache 2.0 license
  • Deprecation of unsupported functionality such as Applets, WebStart and WebView.

WorldWind's API remains largely unchanged in this release and we are committed to maintaining a consistent API in future releases.

The prior release of WorldWind Java, v2.1.0, was compiled with Java 8. The decision was made to upgrade WWJ to Java 11 based on questionable support options for Java 8 at the time. This situation has evolved over time and we are evaluating whether a Java 8 version of WWJ is desirable. Your feedback is welcome.

Migrating to Java 11 and JOGL 2.4 went relatively smoothly. Primary areas of work:

  • The package names for JOGL have changed although the API remains relatively consistent.
  • Creating work alike code to replace the use of unpublished JRE APIs that now throw an access exception. For example, setting the java library path system property. Discussions around the types of changes that need to be made when moving from 8 to 11 are broadly available on the Web.
  • Removing deprecated functionality like WebStart, Applets and WebView.

This release positions WorldWind Java to begin adding new functionality in the near future, please watch this repository for further updates.

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Jan 2, 2017
Repaired Travis CI build's broken link to Apache ANT binary

@pdavidc pdavidc released this Dec 14, 2016 · 88 commits to master since this release

World Wind Java v2.1.0 contains major improvements for security, functionality, and automation, including: HTTPS map services, Travis CI integration, first-class 2D map support, improved shape dragging, general shape editor, new USGS high resolution imagery layer, new USGS topographic layers, Shapefile rendering performance improvements, Shapefile XML layer configuration files, OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) elevations, plus many more improvements and bug fixes.

With the release of v2.1.0 all NASA World Wind map services (imagery, terrain, placenames, etc.) require HTTPS connections. Existing versions of World Wind (including v2.0.0) will not connect unless map service links are updated to use the HTTPS protocol. There is an HTTP to HTTPS redirect in place for all NASA World Wind map services, but the Java VM will not automatically follow the redirect. The requirement to host map services exclusively through HTTPS is a U.S. Government mandate.

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@pdavidc pdavidc released this Nov 30, 2016 · 251 commits to master since this release

v2.0.0 (April 30, 2014)

World Wind Java v2.0.0 differs from v1.5.1 primarily in its use of JOGL 2 vs. v1.5.1’s use of JOGL 1.

Note: JOGL 2 performs runtime extraction of native binaries. Some deployment situations may not allow this because it extracts the binaries to the application user’s temp directory. Runtime extraction can be avoided by following the instructions in World Wind’s README file.

Archived Subversion Release

This archived World Wind Java release has been migrated to GitHub from the World Wind Subversion server. Subversion hosts the original v2.0.0 source code. The source code links below reference the initial commit to GitHub and are incorrect.

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@pdavidc pdavidc released this Nov 30, 2016 · 251 commits to master since this release

v1.5.1 (July 24, 2013)

Hotfix for v1.5.0 that repairs a geo-referencing issue with World Wind’s DTED elevation importer.

Archived Subversion Release

This archived World Wind Java release has been migrated to GitHub from the World Wind Subversion server. Subversion hosts the original v1.5.1 source code. The source code links below reference the initial commit to GitHub and are incorrect.

Assets 5

@pdavidc pdavidc released this Nov 30, 2016 · 251 commits to master since this release

v1.5.0 (January 21, 2013)

Adds support for Open Street Map, text decluttering, applying Earth gravitational model offsets, and other features.

Archived Subversion Release

This archived World Wind Java release has been migrated to GitHub from the World Wind Subversion server. Subversion hosts the original v1.5.0 source code. The source code links below reference the initial commit to GitHub and are incorrect.

Assets 5

@pdavidc pdavidc released this Nov 30, 2016 · 251 commits to master since this release

v1.4.0 (July 16, 2012)

Adds support for Collada, fixes issues with rendering surface shapes at the poles and adds Bing imagery.

Archived Subversion Release

This archived World Wind Java release has been migrated to GitHub from the World Wind Subversion server. Subversion hosts the original v1.4.0 source code. The source code links below reference the initial commit to GitHub and are incorrect.

Assets 5

@pdavidc pdavidc released this Nov 30, 2016 · 251 commits to master since this release

v1.3.0 (May 1, 2012)

Adds support for MIL-STD-2525C and the KML NetworkLinkControl element.

Archived Subversion Release

This archived World Wind Java release has been migrated to GitHub from the World Wind Subversion server. Subversion hosts the original v1.3.0 source code. The source code links below reference the initial commit to GitHub and are incorrect.

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@pdavidc pdavidc released this Nov 30, 2016 · 251 commits to master since this release

v1.2.0 (July 19, 2011)

World Wind’s first public formal release. It’s undergone significant testing and contains important documentation that was missing from the previous “pre-alpha” daily releases. It also initiates a portal — goworldwind.org — that gathers into one place all information relative to understanding and using World Wind and its API.

This release of World Wind operates on all platforms World Wind has historically supported: OS X, Windows 32 & 64, Linux 32 & 64. It is expected to work on Solaris but has not been tested on that platform.

There are very few platform-specific dependencies. The most significant one is the absence of BrowserBalloon availability on Linux. This will be corrected at some point. All other platform dependencies are related to specific problems, such as the existence of a bug on one platform but not another. The bug database describes all such known problems.

The release 1.2 webinar slides are available for download.

Archived Subversion Release

This archived World Wind Java release has been migrated to GitHub from the World Wind Subversion server. Subversion hosts the original v1.2.0 source code. The source code links below reference the initial commit to GitHub and are incorrect.

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