5.0 Release Plan

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at SWOODBRIDGE.COM
Tue Aug 1 10:00:31 EDT 2006


While it is not a big feature, I would like to get in my order for bug 
review and squashing before the the 11th hour.

I would love to have a renderer that supported hardware accelleration 
for tile generation, but as Frank has pointed out, this is unlikely to 
happen now if it has not already been started.

-Steve W

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

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