[Ann] WellGEO RegRep 4.8 release

The WellGEO RegRep team at Wellfleet Software is pleased to announce our latest release of WellGEO RegRep 4.8.

The focus of the 4.8 release has been to get the software ready for mission-critical deployments. Nearly 60 issues have been identified and addressed. Many of the new features added in this release make the software easier to administer by system administrators in a production environment.

As the 4.8 release was being developed, the ebXML RegRep 4.0 Core specifications were simultaneously being finalized for submission to the OASIS standards approval process. This version of WellGEO RegRep is aligned with the latest approved draft CSD01 of ebXML RegRep Version 4.0 specifications (link may not be accessible until April 10, 2011).

New Server Features

  • Support for JMX based management and control of several key server features
    • [REGREPIMPL-58] - Administer processing of subscriptions and notifications
    • [REGREPIMPL-60] - Administer message logging within a running server
    • [REGREPIMPL-114] - Provide a way for admins to show a system message in clients
    • [REGREPIMPL-167] - Need to support backup and restore at the ebRIM level
    • [REGREPIMPL-171] - Perform on-demand and periodic garbage collection within server
    • [REGREPIMPL-173] - Provide a managed operation to put server in READONLY mode
    • [REGREPIMPL-62] - Manage usage and performance statistics on server and provide a way to get them
  • [REGREPIMPL-145] - Catalog dataset information on gridded or non-gridded in RegistryObjects for ISO metadata
  • [REGREPIMPL-152] - Server support for GML is not flexible enough
    • Added support for CRS transformation from external CRS to internal CRS
    • Added support for multiple versions of GML
    • Support for gml:coordinates in addition to gml:pos within Point and other geometries
  • [REGREPIMPL-183] - A system message should be sent prior to expiration of eval license.

New User Interface Features

  • [REGREPIMPL-132] - Need clients to automatically sync with changes in server using only delta changes rather than full Reload
  • [REGREPIMPL-144] - Show confidence levels on results of semantic filtered search
  • [REGREPIMPL-114] - Provide a way for admins to show a system message in clients
  • [REGREPIMPL-170] - For a long running background task need to be able to know what the task is doing
  • [REGREPIMPL-183] - A system message should be sent prior to expiration of eval license.

Other Enhancements

  • Alignment with latest RegRep 4 Core CSD01 specifications
  • Updated Installation Guide
  • Updated Users Guide

Wellfleet Software gratefully acknowledges:

  • MIT Lincoln Labs for rigorously evaluating and testing the beta versions of the 4.8 release
  • NOAA for their contributions towards the clustering improvements in release 4.8

A product data sheet for WellGEO RegRep is available here. Please contact us if you need more information.