PostGIS 2.3.0beta1 Released

PostGIS 2.3 is feature complete, so we're looking for testing and feedback! Best served with PostgreSQL 9.6.

Please give this beta a try and report back any issues you encounter.

Please report bugs that you find in this release.

** Important / Breaking Changes **

  • 3466, Casting from box3d to geometry now returns a 3D geometry (Julien Rouhaud of Dalibo)

  • 3604, pgcommon/Makefile.in orders CFLAGS incorrectly leading to wrong liblwgeom.h (Greg Troxel)

** New Features and Performance Enhancements **

  • Add support for custom TOC in postgis_restore.pl (Christoph Moench-Tegeder)

  • Add support for negative indexing in ST_PointN and ST_SetPoint (Rémi Cura)

  • Numerous new function additions and enhancements: New Functions and Enhancements

  • 3549, Support PgSQL 9.6 parallel query mode, as far as possible (Paul Ramsey, Regina Obe)

  • 3557, Geometry function costs based on query stats (Paul Norman)

  • 3591, Add support for BRIN indexes (Giuseppe Broccolo of 2nd Quadrant, Julien Rouhaud and Ronan Dunklau of Dalibo)

  • 3496, Make postgis non-relocateable (for extension install), schema qualify calls in functions (Regina Obe) Should resolve once and for all for extensions #3494, #3486, #3076

  • 3547, Update tiger geocoder to support TIGER 2016 and use http or ftp (Regina Obe)

See the full list of changes in the news file and please report bugs that you find in the release. Binary packages will appear in repositories over the coming weeks as packagers roll out builds.

View all [closed tickets for 2.3.0][1]. [1]:http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/query?status=closed&groupdesc=1&group=priority&milestone=PostGIS+2.3.0&order=priority