Is the MapServer code supposed to be ANSI C?

Sean Gillies sgillies at FRII.COM
Sun Feb 6 13:41:10 EST 2005

I've been agitating for MapServer improvements since 2003 and was given
CVS access quite early.  Perhaps even prematurely.  I've made a lot of
changes to mapscript that have not been globally appreciated or
approved by other developers, but since MapServer has no roadmap, no
development policies and no scope, nobody can veto my work without
being a "bad guy".

Before we add _another_ developer who has aims to broadly overhaul the
source, I suggest we have some discussion and even codification of
MapServer's mission, scope, and development policies.  I'm not
proposing a full blown bureaucracy, just a simple framework that makes
it easy to bring new developers onboard and keep everybody rowing in
the same general direction whatever that may be.


On Feb 6, 2005, at 10:53 AM, Stephen Woodbridge wrote:

> I am also concerned that the huge amount of work the Petter is doing
> needs to get integrated into the source. If there is no one that has
> the
> time to integrate these patches, then I think you should seriously
> consider giving Petter full CVS access so he can check them in his
> self.
> Or is the development at some fragile point where these type of changes
> would be disruptive to other project goals?
> Petter, It was suggested that you write bugs and attach you patches to
> them. I hope you picked up on that.
> It is not everyday that we get someone with the energy and drive that
> Petter has shown. I don't know Petter except via his posts and they
> demonstrate a good judgment to ask questions and a maturity about
> development issues and team work.
> -Steve W.
> Daniel Morissette wrote:
>> Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>>> [Petter Reinholdtsen]
>>>> Yes, that would be nice, and I agree completely.  But there are some
>>>> fixes left before the code will compile using those flags. :)
>>> Here is a start, getting rid of '//' comments in the header files,
>>> and
>>> also adding info about which #ifdef an #endif matches.
>> Is anyone keeping track of (and/or addressing) all the patches that
>> Petter sends or are they just getting lost in the list archives?
>> It would definitely be nice to get all those compiler issues resolved,
>> but I'm not sure if anyone has time to deal with and test all those
>> patches... I certainly don't have the time now and won't for a few
>> months.
>> Daniel
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>>  Daniel Morissette               dmorissette at
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