Deegree Report 2008

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Key Accomplishments

  • The deegree Project Steering Commitee (PSC) was instantiated in January.
  • deegree 2.1 demo packages have been released in January, including OGC reference implementation for WMS 1.1.1 and 1.3.0 and WCS 1.0.0.
  • The coordinate reference system component has been completely redesigned to meet the requirement to be highly configurable.
  • Release management was formally installed and a release manager appointed by the PSC.
  • deegree applied for OSGeo incubation and started the incubation process in May.
  • Third deegree day successfully took place in Bonn in June with about 80 participants (
  • Work on the next major version (deegree 3) started.
  • deegree 3 alpha has been released, containing SOS as a first ready-to-run demo.
  • deegree 2.2 stable has been released in December.

Areas for Improvement

  • Extend and improve documentation, create tutorials
  • Increase involvement of the community
  • Increase the number of contributors (code)
  • Reduce the number of pre-releases within one release cycle

Opportunities to Help

  • Test release candidates at an early stage
  • Provide or improve documentation (e.g. QA by native speakers)
  • Contribute to tutorial production process
  • Actively contribute to deegree 3 development
  • Share experiences with deegree

Outlook for 2009

  • Release management to be refined
  • A new build mechanism based on ant/ivy to be established
  • deegree 2.3 to be released, including improved iGeoPortal GUI
  • deegree iGeoDesktop preview to be published
  • Fourth deegree day will be held on May 26th/27th, together with a local OpenStreetMap outreach activity
  • More deegree 3 alpha versions to be released, including demo packages for SOS, WPS, WCS, WFS and WMS
  • OSGeo incubation to be continued