[Mapserver-dev] Re: [Mapserver-docs] MapServer 4.0 release this week

Pericles Nacionales nacional at cbs.umn.edu
Wed Jul 30 12:59:55 EDT 2003

Thanks for the reminder, Daniel.  I'm working on updating the Win32
compilation how-tos and the demo installation doc.  I'm wondering if we
can include the demo installation doc in the demo package.  It would
probably minimize the "I got the demo, what do I do now?" questions.


On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Daniel Morissette wrote:

> Hello mapserver-dev and mapserver-docs,
> The long awaited MapServer 4.0 release is finally just around the 
> corner.  We are working with Steve to wrap up the last lose ends and we 
> hope to be able to package the release tomorrow for announcement and 
> distribution on Friday.
> Hopefully this doesn't come as a surprise for any of you since we've 
> talked about the upcoming release quite a bit on the dev and users lists 
> in the last few weeks.
> On the development side:
> All critical issues that could have been considered blockers have been 
> addressed and we will be ready to tag (and possibly branch) the source 
> code in CVS tomorrow.  If any of the developers is currently working on 
> a critical fix or is aware of a blocker issue then please get in touch 
> with us now, or be prepared to wait for 4.0.1 or 4.1 before your change 
> can be released.
> On the documentation side:
> What is the status of documentation side of things?  I know that JF 
> Doyon and Jeff McKenna have reviewed their respective documents since I 
> worked with them on that.  How about the other documents, are they ready 
> for 4.0?  Do you need more time before we branch the documentation CVS 
> or can we do it at the same time as we branch the source code CVS tomorrow?
> BTW, the automated update of documentation from CVS on the website 
> doesn't seem to be working any more so it's not possible to see which 
> documents have been updated unless you look in CVS.  I'm unclear on who 
> is responsible for this now but it would be great if that functionality 
> could be restored.
> Finally, here is a list of things to do for the release and for which 
> we'll need help from some of you:
> - Tag/branch CVS, update READMEs, package 4.0 release (Daniel/Steve)
> - Post the release on the website (Steve?)
> - We will probably need to post a 4.0 Itasca demo as well
> - Prepare new Windows binaries (Assefa/Pericles)
> - Update the documentation section of the website.  I'm unclear on who
>    is responsible for this, but there are several things to do:
>      - Create a /doc40 directory with the 4.0 docs
>      - start a new /doc directory for version 4.1-dev
>      - update doc.html to make 4.0 the current version
>      - Make sure new documents that were created are made available via
>        the website.  There are some new howtos and several translated
>        documents that aren't available yet on the website.
> Thanks for your help, if you have any questions or noticed something 
> that I forgot then please speak up.
> Daniel
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