GeoNode 1.0-RC1 Release

After two months of bugfixes and user interface tweaks, the GeoNode team is proud to present the first release candidate for GeoNode 1.0.  This release improves on the user management, data upload, metadata management, GeoNetwork-powered data search, and an integrated styling and map composing tools from 1.0-beta with many bugfixes and user interface improvements.

Notable changes include a new header background, the beginnings of a Sphinx-based user manual, inclusion of an OpenStreetMap baselayer in the default configuration, and the correction of a bug characterized by GeoServer's WMS being disabled after certain types of style editing.  You can see the full list of changes on the GeoNode Github project, or the list of closed tickets for 1.0 on the GeoNode issue tracker.

Site administrators should note that with this release, GeoNode has adopted the convention for separating defaults from site-specific settings.  Other than this, the 1.0-RC1 release is a drop-in replacement for 1.0-beta.

As usual, the demo site at is updated with the latest release, and the release bundle for deployment is available for download.  We welcome bug reports and feature requests at, and any questions are welcome at the project mailing list (

Posted at - Oct. 11, 2010, 10 a.m.

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