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Release notes: Open GEE 5.3.3

New Features

Ability to set default database from admin page. For 3D databases, there is an additional option in the publish dialog that allows the user to specify a database as the “default”. The “default” database will be served to the client if the server URL is specified without a database name.

getop can retrieve and display information while gesystemmanager is busy. Previously, getop could not display information while system manager was in the middle of major calculations. Now, this restriction has been removed for most calculations, such as when system manager is determining which resources overlap.

Improved memory usage reporting for caches. The memory usage estimation for the asset and asset version caches has been improved and is much more accurate.

Optimized handling for task status updates. System manager’s performance while handling updates about running tasks has been improved. This update is experimental and can be enabled using the GraphOperations flag.

Use Python 2.7 with EL6-based operating systems. Change EL6 to use Python 2.7 from the SCL repositories in a virtual environment for increased security. EL7 and Ubuntu are unaffected.

Additional refactoring of auto-generated code. Move ReuseOrMakeAndUpdate and ReuseOrMakeAndUpdateSubAsset from auto-generated code to the storage manager.

Miscellaneous security updates. Security updates to prevent SQL injection attacks, buffer overflow attacks, and other potential risks.

Clarified and updated documentation. Update documentation. Updates were made for LDAP, for updated XMLparams changes, in the autogenerated code, and general clarifications made to existing documentation. Instructions also added for building on FIPS-enabled machines.

Improved ease of use of Portable for WMS clients. Accept col/row/level if x/y/z is missing in WMS request when serving portable globes.

Supported Platforms

The Open GEE 5.3.3 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 16.04 LTS

Google Earth Enterprise 5.3.3 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 5.3.3. Installing Open GEE 5.3.3 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 5.3.3.

Resolved Issues

Number Description Resolution
1202 Can’t select .KIP as source Select ‘header.xml’ in .KIP directory to select .KIP
1241 geglxinfo should parse all meshes in terrain packets geglxinfo will parse all meshes in terrain packets
1511 Missing Systemrc.h causes compiler error Remove requirement for Systemrc.h
1517 geglxinfo should parse vector packets geglxinfo will parse vector packets
1530 Cancel command is complicated Simplify cancel command
1532 Supplemental search fields should be escaped for HTML when viewing on an HTML page Escape supplemental search fields
1538 Code coverage builds incompatible with scons cache Make code coverage builds compatible with scons cache
1540 Gradle wrapper is obsolete Update gradle wrapper
1552 XML objects are not properly cleaned up A memory management bug in XML processing was fixed, resulting in lower memory utilization and significantly improved performance.
1561 Unused REST end point in asset manager Remove unused asset manager REST endpoint
1564 Apache does not build with crypto enabled Apache builds with crypto enabled
1572 Unused directory Remove obsolete directory
1574 Broken GLFS pointer for PyYAML tarball Fix GLFS pointer for PyYAML tarball
1577 Use defusedxml in server code Added defusedxml as a dependecy. Using defusedxml in place of PYTHON XML to improve security.
1582 Unit tests for asset version state calculation inaccurate Fix asset version state calculation unit tests.
1586 Wrong permissions on Fix permissions issue on
1591 New library defusedxml License file for defusedxml added.
1593 Python dependency issues for Python 2.7 Resolve Python dependency issues.
1604 WMS capability doesn’t work with reverse proxies It now works, as long as the protocol (http vs https) matches

Known Issues

Number Description Resolution
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 current work around.
9 Improve FileUnpacker Handling of Invalid Files No current work around.
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 current work around.
126 The Fusion installer creates a backup on the first run No current work around. The created backup can be deleted.
190 Hostname mismatch check in installers doesn’t work as expected No current work around.
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.
201 Some tiles are displayed incorrectly in the Enterprise Client when terrain is enabled No current work around.
202 Icons are not displayed on vector layers in the Enterprise Client No current work around. It is not clear if this is an error in GEE or in the Enterprise Client.
203 Some vector layer options are not saved No current work around.
221 The asset manager may display that a job is “Queued” when in fact the job is “Blocked” No current work around.
234 Geserver raises error executing apache_logs.pyc No current work around.
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 current work around.
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 current work around.
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 current work around.
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 current work around.
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 current work around but Fusion loads and runs correctly.
419 Fix Fusion Graphics Acceleration in Ubuntu 14 Docker Container Hosted on Ubuntu 16 No current work around.
437 Rebooting VM while it is building resources results in a corrupted XML No current work around.
439 Uninstalling Fusion without stopping it results in unexpected error message Ignore that error message.
440 Fuzzy imagery in historical imagery tests. No current work around.
442 Multiple database pushes after upgrade don’t report a warning No current work around.
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 current work around.
456 Inconsistent behavior of vector layers after upgrade No current work around.
460 Possibility of seg fault in QDateWrapper No current work around.
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 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 current work around.
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 current work around.
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 start up fully due to conflicting protobuf library Run pip uninstall protobuf to uninstall the protobuf library installed by pip.