not sure why this did not come up earlier when I stared upgrading some of the jar dependencies, but I've been having problems deploying Metacat because of a xerces error. upgrading to 2.7.1 fixed it - thinking the xml-apis and xerces jars need to be somewhat in lockstep with each other.
minor upgrade to commons-logging (1.0.3->1.0.4)
upgrade commons-collections (3.2) and commons-lang (2.5) - avoid conflicts with semtools plugin that requires these newer jars.
upgrade the log4j jar - reduces the duplicate jars to wade though in the build process
do not use the jdk logging - this was being used with the datamanager for some reason (but not the rest of metacat).we use log4j...
upgrade to MapBuilder 1.5rc2 - includes support for Firefox 3 compatibility (yes, it is also EOLed)
Merge 1.9 changes into Head
Metacat installer bug: replaced locale-specific ant tokens with runtime lookup.
switch to updated sanparks boundaries file
replace older sanparks boundaries shapefile with updated version (includes mokala)
use Arial for Park_Name labels on geoserver/mapbuilder rendering
include SANParks boundary layer in the geoserver for sanparks skin
Fixed mapbuilder loading image when wms is down .. bug 2695
Initial architecture for dynamically generating SLD/OGC:Filter documents to control which docids get shown on the map. The sldfactory servlet is in place to handle this but is not fully functional since there is currently no way to quickly and dynamically generate a list of allowable docids with a level of performance acceptable for real-time web mapping.
Improved data point styling. Thickened and smoothed the white outline by stacking two fill rules rather than one fill plus stroke.
Changed SLD wizard paths to relative instead of assuming context name was geoserver. Patch has been submitted to geoserver dev team.
removed old geoserver/geotools jars that were causing some trouble
upgrade to geoserver 1.4rc5
shortened the latitude/longitude to lat/lon to save screen space
Changes to map layout and skins according to input from Callie and Matt
Merged the spatial web.xml.combined into the default web.xml.tomcat5
minor changes to khtml detection stategy
safari/opera detection for interactive map. Users of non xslt-compliant browsers will be redirected to an error page.
Set configured to false initially. Include notification in configure process that geoserver password needs to be changed plus instructions on how to do so
restored original styles to knp-specific layers
Removed useless mapbuilder ppts which may have viruses
Only run spatial cache regeneration once. Plus some fixes to spatial_query action api.
Trimmed down initial shapefiles. They must exist in order to start geoserver properly but there's no need for them to have actual data, just a dummy feature with the proper geometry type (multipoint, multipolygon).
Removed most (all?) of the deprecated spatial metacat code from head
Temporary fix for KML output; geoserver can only handle the points layer
Remove geoserver error pages from web.xml and allow exceptions to pass through
Minor cartographic fixes to geoserver SLDs
initial import of spatial libs, try2