5.0 Release Plan

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at DMSOLUTIONS.CA
Tue Aug 1 08:56:21 EDT 2006

I assumed we would be looking at a second renderer for the 5.0 release. 
  Otherwise I don't see the point of rushing a 5.0 out the door.

just my thoughts.


Steve Lime wrote:
> Hi all: I'm wondering if it might make sense to start talking about a
> 5.0 release plan? It would be nice to at least have a good idea of what
> will be included before the conference in Sept so that we can discuss
> with users etc... There are several RFCs out there with an unknown
> status (e.g. dynamic array allocation, C unit tests) and a few other
> things (e.g. internationalization) that are still hanging.
> Personally I have 3 big todo's:
> 1) RFC 19 (attribute binding)
> 2) style-level transparency/removing TRANSPARENCY ALPHA (if possible)
> 3) WFS application schema support
> Along with other cleanup...
> Those along with the WXS services support, curved labels, full-GEOS
> support, mapfile includes, credential encryption and other stuff should
> be more than enough to warrant a 5.0 release. I'd love to get a second
> renderer in place but I fear there isn't time.
> Thoughts? 
> Steve
> Also, what do folks think about periodic IRC developer meetings?
> MapBuilder does this, seems to work pretty well in keeping out in front
> of things.
> Stephen Lime
> Data & Applications Manager
> Minnesota DNR
> 500 Lafayette Road
> St. Paul, MN 55155
> 651-259-5473

Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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