Geopublisher and AtlasStyler development ceased
Today I sadly have to announce, that Geopublisher and AtlasStyler development ceased.
Geopublisher started as part of my diploma thesis in 2008. In 2009 AtlasStyler SLD editor emerged as a stand-alone application. The projects have always been Open-Source. The software has worldwide users and it always gave me great pleasure to receive friendly mails from around the globe. Despite many enthusiastic users, the project didn't manage to win Java developers that could help me with the core development. Neither did commercial support contracts suffice to feed me and my family.
Today in 2012 I am fully involved in a new real-estate statistics and mapping project (http://www.empirica-systeme.de). Whenever there is any spare time I want to spend it with my family. I hope that in a few years I will have more time to do fun things for free again - that could be a newly rewritten Geopublisher 2.0 or something else usefull, exciting and surely Open-Source.
I want to say THANK YOU for all the support and motivation, starting with Dr. Hans-Peter Thamm, the IMPETUS project, Andrea Aime @ Geotools, Michael Janik, Edwin Amado and many many more. For me this has been a great experience and I hope the software will continue to be useful to many people for many more years.
PS: I will keep the JavaWebStart and Atlas-Online-Publication services online for at least one year.
PPS: Source code is here: http://en.geopublishing.org/Developers