A MapServer 5.0 Branch? (Re: RFC 17: Dynamic Array Sizing)

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at POBOX.COM
Mon May 15 11:08:17 EDT 2006

Sean Gillies wrote:
> Maybe this work could be done in a new branch and we could take 
> advantage of the opportunity to ditch some unsupported or outdated 
> aspects of MapServer: non-OGR mysql, image maps, flash, cartoline.


I don't see why it needs to be in a distinct branch.  The more I see how
things work in the GeoTools project, the more I am nervous about
experimental branches for "next generation" technology.

> It's funny that I made a very similar proposal about 2 years ago, but 
> the response from other developers at the time was "YAGNI".
>   http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?RefactoringObjectCollections

I'm not sure what YAGNI means (Yet Another Gillies New Idea?) but skimming
the proposal I think it is more radical than anything I'm proposing and
consequently more disruptive.

> Frank, count on me for help with testing the effects on Python mapscript.

Thanks, I appreciate that!

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