GeoNode 2.0

The GeoNode team is proud to announce the release of GeoNode 2.0. This is a huge step forward for the project in usability, stability, and flexibility. The team reworked the core to be much easier to customize with Django. And then worked out countless bugs so that it is a stable server. 2.0 brings a complete redesign of the user experience, integrating Bootstrap to enable easier front-end customization.

Another huge effort for 2.0 has been documentation for users, developers and administrators to all get up to speed quickly. The tutorials have been used in a number of live workshops, so are battle-tested to work well.

Technical report

If you are hungry for the details, please see our technical description of the changes including links to GNIPS (GeoNode Improvement Proposals) and information about project growth.

Upgrade Instructions

Ubuntu users who have installed from ppa:geonode/release can do the following to download the new version:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

New Installation Instructions

This release is compatible only with Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, when 14.04 Trusty Tahr is released later this month, we will release GeoNode 2.1 to go with it. Security bugfixes will be released as 2.0.x and will be compatible with 12.04. If you want to install it for the first time, here is what you have to do:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geonode/release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install geonode

Then set the IP address and create a superuser

sudo geonode-updateip
geonode createsuperuser

After your GeoNode is set up, don't forget to read the admin docs to personalize it and tweak it for better performance

Getting support

You can report any issues or feature requests in ourĀ Issue Tracker in Github.

And a big thank you to all the developers and contributors for the big effort. See you in our IRC channel #geonode on or our Users Google Group

Posted at - 2014-04-9 14:59:03

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