What is new in 1.1

1.1.1 Release

In Boundless Desktop 1.1.1 patch release, Boundless Desktop team focused mainly on bug fixing. Nevertheless, there were some upgrades and new features as well:

  • QGIS updated to 2.18.14.
  • Activated QGIS Oracle data provider.
  • Activated QGIS’s QSpatialite (Qt) database driver.
  • GDAL/OGR updated to 2.2.2 (see also GDAL 2.2.1 changelog).
  • New OGR plugin for OGDI format.
  • New OGR plugin for Oracle geospatial databases.
  • New GDAL/OGR plugin for PDF format.
  • GRASS updated to 7.2.2 changelog.
  • Python updated to 2.7.14 (Mac only).
  • PgAdmin 4 updated to 2.0 (see also 1.6 release notes).
  • SAGA GIS updated to LTS version
  • New offline Desktop documentation included in installer.
  • Support for TLS v1.2 in custom OpenSSL setup.
  • Improvements to Image Discovery plugin UI [1].
  • Several improvements to Boundless Connect search.

1.1.0 Release

This Boundless Desktop 1.1.0 release contains numerous component upgrades and bug fixes. The highlights include:

  • GDAL/OGR updated to 2.2.0.
  • pgAdmin III replaced by pgAdmin 4 1.5 (code-signed).
  • QGIS updated to 2.18.10 which includes lots of new features and improvements (see also QGIS 2.16), including:
    • Native support for XYZ tile layers;
    • Native support for reading Map and Feature Services published by ArcGIS Server in Esri REST format;
    • New styling panel.
  • New customization support (see For System Administrators):
    • QgsSettings support allowing to define global defaults and settings in a qgis_global_setting.ini file (future QGIS 3.0 feature, currently available only on QGIS 2.18 for Boundless Desktop);
    • init_scripts support for running customization scripts on QGIS launch.
  • Several improvements in Boundless Connect Plugin, including:
    • Search for basemaps from partners providers;
    • Use Mapbox Streets basemap in QGIS default project;
    • Search and install lessons for lessons plugin.
  • New Master Password Helper plugin (C++ core plugin).
  • New Support Tool plugin (core plugin) and createreport command line script (see How to ask for support page for instructions).
  • New Terrain Analysis plugin [1].
  • New Image Discovery plugin [1].
  • Several improvements to Web App Builder plugin [1], including:
    • Updates WebSDK;
    • New WebSDK compiler service;
    • Enhanced support to advanced layer styling.
  • Several enhancements to PKI authentication method support.
  • New support for OAuth2 authentication method. (See OAuth2 Plugin)
  • Improved symbology integration with other products from Boundless ecosystem using Mapbox GL Style library.
  • New ‘Boundless Documentation’ URL link in Start menu and shortcuts on user’s desktop.
  • “OpenGeo QGIS” logo replaced by the official QGIS 2.x logo.

For a complete list of new features, fixes, and known issues, please consult each platform README files:


[1](1, 2, 3, 4) Available for installation in Boundless QGIS Plugin repository (see Boundless plugins for QGIS).