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Release notes: Open GEE 5.2.4

New Features

C++98 no longer supported. As of 5.2.4 C++11 syntax can be used and building open GEE using C++98 standard will no longer be supported

Added “Save and Build” file menu option. As of 5.2.4 the Fusion UI will include an additional file menu option that allows users to save and build assets with one click, instead of clicking the save option and then the build option immediately after.

Added build parameter to redirect the build output. Build output can now be optionally directed to a folder of your choosing instead of the current hard coded defaults. See earth_enterprise/ in source code for more details.

Added experimental build cache folder parameter to the build. Currently this was added as an experimental option to potentially speed up builds. Some more work remains to be done before using this option in production builds. Use of this option is not recommended except for giving feedback and/or helping to address issues with Open GEE’s build process using scons cache. See earth_enterprise/ in source code for more details.

Added progress indicators during gesystemmanager processing . Add progress log messages to gesystemmanager while assets are being built.

Supported Platforms

The Open GEE 5.2.4 release is supported on 64-bit versions of the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6.x and 7.x, including the most recent security patches
  • CentOS 6.x and 7.x
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS

Google Earth Enterprise 5.2.4 is compatible with Google Earth Enterprise Client (EC) version 7.1.5 and above.

To upgrade from Open GEE 5.2.0, do NOT uninstall it. We recommend that you upgrade Open GEE 5.2.0 by simply installing Open GEE 5.2.4. Installing Open GEE 5.2.4 on top of Open GEE 5.2.0 will ensure that your PostgreSQL databases are backed up and upgraded correctly to the new PostgreSQL version used by Open GEE 5.2.4.

Resolved Issues

Number Description Resolution
881 Error Saving Map Layer with Icon Saving map layers with icons now functions correctly.
882 GEE Portable build script fails on CentOS 6 Added code to use g++ from the devtoolset2 installation on CentOS 6 if the default g++ compiler version is too low.
934 Polygon displayed at the wrong location when viewing GLC assemly The Cutter WSGI script now looks at the projection of the GLM files going into the assembly, rather than using a hardcoded Mercator projection for the assembly. Also, if a user tries to assemble GLMs with differing projections, a warning will be issued.
946 Panoramic Streetview JavaScript error Fixed bug in Google Maps API that prevented panoramic streetview from loading.
991 DNS diagnostics test fails when there is more than one hostname present Test correctly reads host name entries.

Known Issues

Number Description Workaround
4 Google basemap fails to load in 2D Mercator Maps Obtain a valid Google Maps API key and include it in /opt/google/gehttpd/htdocs/maps/maps_google.html.
8 Ensure GEE Portable Cutter Job Completes No known workaround.
9 Improve FileUnpacker Handling of Invalid Files No known workaround.
20 Simplify build process for portable builds on MacOS Building and running Portable Server on MacOS should be possible with minimal changes.
34 Scons build creates temporary directories named “0” No known workaround.
126 The Fusion installer creates a backup on the first run No known workaround. The created backup can be deleted.
127 Incorrect error messages from Fusion installer No known workaround.
190 Hostname mismatch check in installers doesn’t work as expected No known workaround.
193 Updated docs are not copied if the /tmp/fusion_os_install directory already exists Delete /tmp/fusion_os_install at the beginning of the stage_install build process.
200 stage_install fails on the tutorial files when /home and /tmp are on different file systems Ensure that /home and /tmp are on the same file system or download the tutorial files to /opt/google/share/tutorials/fusion/ after installing Fusion.
201 Some tiles are displayed incorrectly in the Enterprise Client when terrain is enabled No known workaround.
203 Some vector layer options are not saved No known workaround.
221 The asset manager may display that a job is “Queued” when in fact the job is “Blocked” No known workaround.
234 Geserver raises error executing apache_logs.pyc No known workaround.
254 Automasking fails for images stored with UTM projection Use GDAL to convert the images to a different projection before ingesting them into Fusion.
269 gevectorimport doesn’t crop features Use GDAL/OGR to crop vector dataset before importing them using Fusion.
295 Fix buffer overflows and leaks in unit tests No known workaround.
309 Check for the FusionConnection before new asset is populated Make sure that gefusion service is started.
320 The Portable Server web page uses obsolete REST calls Do not use the buttons on the Portable Server web interface for adding remote servers or broadcasting to remote servers as these features are no longer supported.
326 Libraries may be loaded from the wrong directory Delete any library versions that should not be loaded or use LD_LIBRARY_PATH to load libraries from /opt/google/lib.
340 GE Fusion Terrain is black No known workaround.
342 Fusion crashes when opening an unsupported file type Re-open Fusion and avoid opening unsupported file types.
343 gefusion: File ->open->*.kiasset*,*.ktasset*,*.kip does not work kip is not a supported format. Void opening files with .kip extension.
380 Provider field in resource-view is blank Open the individual resource to see the provider.
401 GEE commands are not in the path for sudo. Specify the full path when running commands or add /opt/google/bin to the path for all users, including the super user.
402 Provider manager window locked to main window. No known workaround.
403 Missing Close button on system manager window in RHEL 7 Right-click the title bar and select Close.
404 Opaque polygons in preview. No known workaround.
405 Vector layer preview not cleared in some situations Reset the preview window to the correct state by either clicking on it or previewing another vector layer.
407 Corrupt data warning when starting Fusion No known workaround but Fusion loads and runs correctly.
419 Fix Fusion Graphics Acceleration in Ubuntu 14 Docker Container Hosted on Ubuntu 16 No known workaround.
437 Rebooting VM while it is building resources results in a corrupted XML No known workaround.
439 Uninstalling Fusion without stopping it results in unexpected error message Ignore that error message.
440 Fuzzy imagery in historical imagery tests. No known workaround.
442 Multiple database pushes after upgrade don’t report a warning No known workaround.
444 Fusion installer does not upgrade the asset root on RHEL 7 Upgrade the asset root manually by running the command that is printed when you try to start the Fusion service.
445 Path to tutorial source volume in gee_test instructions is different from path used in installers Use /opt/google/share/tutorials.
448 Out of Memory issues Use a system that has more than 4GB RAM.
453 Improve `check_server_processes_running` detection for uninstall No known workaround.
456 Inconsistent behavior of vector layers after upgrade No known workaround.
460 Possibility of seg fault in QDateWrapper No known workaround.
474 Running gee_check on some supported platforms reports that the platform is not supported You can ignore the failed test if using a supported platform (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, RHEL 7, and CentOS 7).
477 ‘service geserver stop/start/restart’ doesn’t work on Ubuntu 16.04 without a reboot Reboot and try again.
487 gdal - python utilities do not recognize osgeo module Install python-gdal.
507 Volume host is reported unavailable if `hostname` doesn’t match volume host Set the host values in /gevol/assets/.config/volumes.xml to the FQDN and restart the Fusion service.
557 WMS service problem with ‘width’ & ‘height’ & ‘bbox’ No known workaround.
569 geserver service installation and uninstallation issues Before uninstalling geserver verify if it’s running or not.
590 Maps API JavaScript Files Not Found No known workaround.
594 Save errors only reported for the first image Close the form in question and try again.
640 Save button disabled in ‘Map Layer’ creation dialog when an error encountered Close the resource form and open it again to make the save option available again.
651 Release executables and libraries depend on gtest Follow current build instructions that requires gtest to be installed.
669 Missing repo in RHEL 7 build instructions Enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms and rhel-7-server-optional-source-rpms repos.
686 Scons fails to detect libpng library on CentOS 6 Ensure that a default g++ compiler is installed.
700 Add EL6/EL7 check to RPMs Make sure that RPMS are installed on same EL version that they were produced for.
788 Search fails after transferring and publishing a database using disconnected send from the command line Re-publish the database from the web interface.
825 Geserver fails to startup fully due to conflicting protobuf library Run pip uninstall protobuf to uninstall the protobuf library installed by pip.
1026 High resolution imagery sometimes doesn’t appear when paired with low-resolution imagery and terrain No known workaround.
1032 Cannot build on CentOS7 (‘error: unknown option first-parent’) Upgrade git to 1.84+.
1037 Projects use different level numbers on CLI than displayed in Fusion UI For Terrain projects add 5 to the desired level, for Imagery projects add 7.
1038 genewmapdatabase doesn’t accept flat imagery project when –mercator specified Configure the new database using the Fusion UI instead of CLI.
1041 In-place upgrade from previous release fails on Ubuntu 14 Edit earth_enterprise/src/installer/ In the xml_file_get_xpath() function, change the tail command to from “+2” to “+3”