As befits a patch release, the focus is on bugs and breakages.
The PostGIS development team is pleased to announce the release of PostGIS 2.3.0.
This is the first version to utilize the parallel support functionality introduced in PostgreSQL 9.6. As such, if you are using PostgreSQL 9.6, we strongly encourage you to use this version.
Parallel support will make many queries using PostGIS relationship operators and functions faster.
In order to take advantage of parallel query support, make sure to set
max_parallel_workers_per_gather to something greater than 0
as noted in
max_parallel_workers_per_gather PostgreSQL runtime configs
Best served with [PostgreSQL 9.6+] which is due out this week and pgRouting 2.3.0 which also just got released.
Packages from maintainers will be out in the coming days and weeks.
Please give this release candidate a try and report back any issues you encounter. New things since 2.3.0beta1 release
Please report bugs that you find in this release.
Important / Breaking Changes
3466, Casting from box3d to geometry now returns a 3D geometry (Julien Rouhaud of Dalibo)
3604, pgcommon/Makefile.in orders CFLAGS incorrectly leading to wrong liblwgeom.h (Greg Troxel)
3396, ST_EstimatedExtent, now throws WARNING instead of ERROR (Regina Obe)
New Features and Performance Enhancements
Add support for custom TOC in postgis_restore.pl (Christoph Moench-Tegeder)
Numerous new function additions and enhancements: New Functions and Enhancements
3549, Support PgSQL 9.6 parallel query mode, as far as possible (Paul Ramsey, Regina Obe)
3547, Update tiger geocoder to support TIGER 2016 and use http or ftp (Regina Obe)
View all closed tickets for 2.3.0.