OpenLayers 2.8 Released

Christopher Schmidt announced yesterday on the OpenLayers mailing list, the final release of OpenLayers 2.8 The email follows.

The OpenLayers Development Team is proud to announce the release of OpenLayers 2.8, the latest stable release of OpenLayers.

The 2.8 release adds a number of important features, the full list of which can be found in the Release Notes, at http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/2.8/Notes. Some of the highlights include:

  • Support for multi-layer vector feature selection
  • Support for drawing text on vector layers
  • Several new controls
  • 5 new layer types, including OSM, ArcXML, and more.
  • The long-awaited WFS protocol support, and related improvements

... and many other new features and bug fixes that you can see detailed in the release notes linked above.

For information on possible changes that will need to be made between this version of OpenLayers and previous versions, please look at the Release notes, available at the Release Notes information:- http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/2.7/Notes#CompatibilityNotes

Looks like it is time to upgrade.