[OSGeo-Announce] MapServer Version 5.2.0 Released

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Jul 21 11:31:33 EDT 2008

The MapServer PSC is proud to announce the release of MapServer version
5.2. The source code is available for download at:


Binary distributions will follow shortly. This is a significant release
and users are encouraged to upgrade if possible. Nearly 200 tickets were
closed as part of this effort. Major feature additions include:

     * MS RFC 36: Simplified Template Support for Query Output
     * MS RFC 37: Spatial Reference Improvements and Additions
     * MS RFC 38: Native Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Support
     * MS RFC 41: WCS 1.1.x Support
     * MS RFC 42: Support for Cookie Forwarding
     * MS RFC 43: Direct Tile Generation for Google Maps API

Full RFC text can be found at: http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/development/rfc

Notable enhancements include:

     * performance enhancements for large shapefile handling
     * performance enhancements for AGG rendering (an order of magnitude
       faster in some cases)
     * fuzzy label outlines for AGG
     * style-level opacity for AGG
     * quantization and palette support for PNGs and RGBA modes
     * SOS 1.0.0 support
     * WFS 1.1.0 support
     * proxy and http authentication support for cascaded WMS requests
     * pre-clip label point computation (helps in tile generation)
     * extent (e.g. shpext, mapext) template tag attribute handling

The full 5.2.0 change log can be found at:


I would like to thank all the folks that worked hard on this release,
your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Steve Lime

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