[OSGeo-Announce] MapServer Version 5.4.0 Source Released

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Apr 23 08:57:47 EDT 2009

The MapServer PSC is proud to announce the release of MapServer version 5.4. 
The source code is available for download at:


Binary distributions will follow shortly as will a new demo. Nearly 100 tickets 
were closed as part of this effort. Major feature additions include:

     * MS RFC 30: Support for WMS 1.3.0
     * MS RFC 40: Label text alignment and wrapping
     * MS RFC 44: Restore URL modification of mapfiles to pre-5.0 levels
     * MS RFC 47: Move IGNORE_MISSING_DATA to run-time configuration
     * MS RFC 48: GEOTRANSFORM Geometry operations
     * MS RFC 49: Symbology, Labeling, and Cartography Improvements
     * MS RFC 56: Improved security relative to untrusted directories and mapfiles

Full RFC text can be found at:


Other notable enhancements include:

    * improved polygon label placement
    * re-write of much of the PostGIS driver code

The full 5.4.0 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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