It is ready for download gvSIG 1.9 RC1, the first distribution of the candidate version (Release Candidate) from August’s Build 1243 of 313.
The download took a while, because it was out of service initially gvsig.org, where builds are lowered, and then the available unzip and run version appeared as a corrupt file. But finally, here it is, for our use, testing and report problems.
So far I have not found strange messages, I’m using it in an Acer Aspire One Netbook, and it seems not to kill so much the memory, although it’s not a high performance machine. It recognizes the previously created projects and I hope to be testing its functionality in these leisure days.
As regards improvements, there are many, I take a time to try; at the end it should be suitable for all having a version containing the needs and problems raised by the community.
The side panel for layers management is quite functional, but for now I found a not justifiable discomfort when grouping layers. One of the reasons for the grouping is to make management more practical, a plus sign allows you to hide the display of layers within the group.
-But every time we apply a simple change in the layer control panel as
- Load a new layer
- Change layer simbology
- Make a new grouping layers
- Undo a layer group
- Place a layer within a layer group
There are shown all the groups in an expanded form, turning boring if you have several. Nor do I find a reason why, but it is supposed to maintain the conformation of deployments.
The life of these tools is in the community, I recommend to download, play and test it; don’t use it for formal works but participate in its validation because from this depends to get a greater satisfaction in the stable release.