5.0 Release Plan

Steve Lime Steve.Lime at DNR.STATE.MN.US
Tue Aug 1 10:57:48 EDT 2006

Let me clarify. I'm not suggesting a pre-conference release, rather an
attempt to
get a release plan in place before the conference...


>>> Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> 8/1/2006 8:36:32 AM >>>
Steve Lime wrote:
> Hi all: I'm wondering if it might make sense to start talking about
> 5.0 release plan? It would be nice to at least have a good idea of
> will be included before the conference in Sept so that we can
> 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.


I think we will need to treat dynamic array allocation as deferred.
I don't see myself getting this RFC updated, reissued and implemented
in time for a pre-conf release at this point.

> Personally I have 3 big todo's:
> 1) RFC 19 (attribute binding)
> 2) style-level transparency/removing TRANSPARENCY ALPHA (if
> 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
> be more than enough to warrant a 5.0 release. I'd love to get a
> renderer in place but I fear there isn't time.

I would like to see this release considered 5.0 (if only because I
larger than single digit subversions).  Clearly it is too late for
introducing a new renderer.

> Also, what do folks think about periodic IRC developer meetings?
> MapBuilder does this, seems to work pretty well in keeping out in
> of things.

 From what I have seen with some of the other projects, it is
to get people together for regular IRC meetings.  I would be
not to mandate them for MapServer.  But I do think as-needed meetings
be helpful. Perhaps an IRC meeting to hammer out 5.0 release details
be good.  ie. setup a timeline, establish what is in and out, etc.

Best regards,
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