OpenLayers 2.7 Released

OpenLayers 2.7 Released

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USA – The OpenLayers Development Team is proud to announce release of OpenLayers 2.7.
As always, the source is available at https://openlayers.org/download/.
This release features a number of major developments, including:

  • Vector-Behavior: Strategies, Protocols, Filters
  • Improved Vector rendering for better performance
  • Canvas rendering class
  • Z-Ordering and Y-Ordering for Vector layers
  • New Basic Measurement Control
  • New OpenLayers.Request interface for AJAX
  • Smarter Popups

… and tons of other new features and bug fixes that you can see detailed here:
https://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/2.7/Notes

Furthermore, they announce two new additions to the AddIns directory! Yes, it is an exciting day for everyone in the OpenLayers Community. Please take the time to check out:

  • Bookmark Control — Allows user a simple way to ‘bookmark’ locations on the map and navigate to them. (Author: hpbrantley, URL: https://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Addins/Bookmark)
  • Loading Panel — Provides a convenient and sexy animated status monitor so users know their layers are loading (Author: bartvde, URL: https://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Addins/LoadingPanel)

Even they have a nice new UML Diagram to help people out with understanding the new classes in 2.7 and their relationships.