Posted on August 27, 2010
Maps and Semantic Maps 0.6.6 released
Just under a month after the 0.6.5 release of both mapping extensions, the next minor update, 0.6.6, is available for download. No spectacular new features, but several important bugfixes. Several issues with coordinate parsing have been fixed, you can now using geocoding when behind a proxy, and wikitext should finally(!) behave correctly in marker pop-ups. Some internal changes have also been made, mainly rounding off the many changes I made in the 0.6.x branch. I expect this release to be the most stable one to date, and have therefore changed the extensions status from ‘beta’ to ‘stable’ on the documentation pages.
A lot of improvements have been made to the documentation as well. Both the Maps examples and Semantic Maps examples are now comprehensive and complete. There now are finally examples of using query templates, of distance queries and of some nice compound queries. Some more work is needed though, a lot of which is explaining basic functionality and fixing minor issues all over the place. I’ll be taking care of the most important things, but I’d be great if people using the extensions could help me out improving the documentation 😛
This release is probably the last one before 0.7, in which I expect to be focusing on new functionality. I’m looking for people that want to fund the development of new features, so please contact me if you are such a person 🙂