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Release notes: Open GEE 5.3.1

New Features

Uninstallation scripts are now copied to /opt/google/install. This will allow the user to uninstall without having to have a copy of the source code on hand.

Memory and performance improvements for large builds. Memory utilization and performance have been improved, especially for large builds.

Increased logging during long Fusion operations. Fusion can now be configured to log progress while calculating overlaps between resources.

Overlay option is now supported in terrain project command-line interfaces. genewterrainproject, geaddterrainproject and gemodifyterrainproject have a new option for overlay support.

Cutter embeds extra metadata into portable files. The bounding box metadata can be used to improve loading performance in some applications.

Supported Platforms

The Open GEE 5.3.1 release is supported on 64-bit versions of the following operating systems:

Google Earth Enterprise 5.3.1 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 5.3.1. Installing Open GEE 5.3.1 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 5.3.1.

Resolved Issues

Number Description Resolution
1255 Version errors with GEE patch releases Limited internal version string to 3 parts to fix patch releases.
1292 Invalid qtpacket status with SharedString fixes. If one builds a project the status of the qtpacket will show as Bad even though it actually built successfully. This fixes the issue.
1304 Creating issues tickets in OpenGEE repo does not provide guidelines Added template to create new issues in Open GEE repo.
1317 Lacking Test cases for genewimageryresource Added automated tests for Imagery resource creation.
1339 Building with incomplete assets can result in Blocked databases Added error handling to certain asset caching to prevent incomplete assets from being cached. This prevents a version of the DelayedBuildChildren class of errors, and rectifies the run_historical.sh script problem.

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 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 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 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 startup fully due to conflicting protobuf library Run pip uninstall protobuf to uninstall the protobuf library installed by pip.
1376 Portable Globe Cutter fails in the last step when using HTTPS Switch to http.
1381 Stopping Fusion results in double free or corruption error in system manager No current work around but this issue does not seem to cause any other problem.