We are pleased to announce the release of MapProxy 1.6.0. It contains a lot of major and minor improvements.
The latest release is available at: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/MapProxy
To upgrade within your virtualenv:
$ pip install --upgrade --no-deps MapProxy
Updated documentation is available at: https://mapproxy.org/docs/1.6.0/
Some noteworthy improvements since 1.5.0 are:
There is a new API to decorate or manipulate the images returned by MapProxy. It allows you to apply image filters or to add watermarks. The API is similar to the security API.
There are two new cache backends. Riak is a distributed key-value store that can be used to create high-available caches. The new SQLite cache is similar to MBTiles, but it adds timestamps for proper tile expiration and it uses one database file for each level. This makes it easy to remove complete levels without needing to VACUUM the database.
MapProxy now supports Pillow the successor of PIL. Pillow contains improvements in PNG encoding performance and support for alpha image composition, which improves overlays of multiple transparent layers.
There are multiple smaller changes that improve the overall usability
of MapProxy. The deployment documentation was updated and
mapproxy-util create -t base-config now creates a minimal MapProxy
configuration and a full configuration with nearly all available options.
Most configuration erros should now give a friendly error message instead
of a stack trace.
There are many more change, improvements and changes. For a complete list of see: http://github.com/mapproxy/mapproxy/blob/1.6.0/CHANGES.txt