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

Steve Lime Steve.Lime at DNR.STATE.MN.US
Mon May 15 20:58:13 EDT 2006

I agree on the feature list- been thinking about that for some time. My thoughts were that major revisions should have a number of user facing improvements. The dynamic arrays wouldn't qualify in my opinion so they should be part of the next 4.x release. Should a couple of larger enhancements materialize soon then perhaps we could skip 4.10. I do think we should shoot for something pre-conference if for no other reason that to get the curved labels out there...


>>> Sean Gillies <sgillies at FRII.COM> 05/15/06 3:44 PM >>>

I think that the fact that it touches so many files is more an  
argument *for* a branch than against. Anyhow, I'm just happy if some  
milestones get set for 5.0. That's not to say that I feel that there  
must be a 5.0 (or even a 4.10 for that matter) before the conference,  
but it would be great to start listing the features for the next  


On May 15, 2006, at 10:44 AM, Steve Lime wrote:

> I kinda agree that a branch probably isn't necessary. This touches  
> so many =
> files
> that merging will be a pain in the butt. I think we're a bit out  
> from a =
> 4.10/5.0 release
> so that there's still ample time to implement and fix.
> Steve
>>>> Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at POBOX.COM> 5/15/2006 10:08 AM >>>
> Sean Gillies wrote:
>> Maybe this work could be done in a new branch and we could take=20
>> advantage of the opportunity to ditch some unsupported or outdated=20
>> aspects of MapServer: non-OGR mysql, image maps, flash, cartoline.
> Sean,
> 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=20
>> the response from other developers at the time was "YAGNI".
>> =20
>>   http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wiki.pl? 
>> RefactoringObjectCollectio=
> ns=20
> 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!
> Best regards,
> --=20
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