The OpenLayers Development Team is proud to announce release of OpenLayers 2.6. As of this final release, the OpenLayers 2.6 release closes 294 outstanding tickets, 75% more than any OpenLayers release to date.
This release includes dozens of new features: client side re-projection support, improved styling support, new layers, new controls, and a number of major contributions by users outside the core development community. With the improvements brought by this release of OpenLayers, a variety of new paths for open source mapping on the web are becoming available.
For more on the OpenLayers 2.6 Release, see the release announcement at: https://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/2.6/Announce/Final