[mapserver-dev] 5.6 Release Schedule & Release Manager

Martin Kofahl m.kofahl at gmx.net
Thu Aug 20 14:23:03 EDT 2009

Hi Steve & Daniel,
I would really like to see the problem described in #2936 
(http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/ticket/2936) solved on one of the next 
releases. It's a question of minutes, I think.
Maybe #2804, too? But this ticket might require more investigations 
(even though it works pretty good for me).


Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> Thanks for bringing this up.
> Unless someone has something important they need to get in 5.6 (in 
> which case they should speak up now), I woudl support your suggestion 
> of a feature freeze and first beta mid-September.
> I'm happy to take the release manager role for this one unless someone 
> else wants to do it.
> Alan is almost done with the XML mapfile schema and XSLT (for the 
> conversion from XML to regular mapfile format). He is in the process 
> of testing it with Norm and then we'll make something available to 
> everyone, but anyway that does not involve any changes in the code so 
> that has no impact on the feature freeze.
> I'll try to review and update the release plan with the stuff that I 
> aware of in the next few days.
> Daniel
> Steve Lime wrote:
>> Hi all: I know folks are busy but it seems like we need to get 
>> organized around another release. Starting
>> beta releases, at least 1 anyway, ahead of the conference seems 
>> doable to me. That points to a feature
>> freeze in mid-Sept. How would folks feel about that? I don't have a 
>> good feel for what's still to be added.
>> My big change, the single pass stuff (RFC 52), has the guts committed 
>> but the driver changes for Oracle and PostGIS aren't complete yet and 
>> I still need to work on query serialization. What are folks planning?
>> There were discussions at the sprint about a mapfile schema and 
>> transformation (MapGears), object references (I think Schuyler was 
>> leading), Tamas talked about mapfile serialization to a string, there
>> are TK/TCL mapscript changes, others????
>> I've created a 5.6 release plan at:
>>   http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/wiki/56ReleasePlan
>> Please feel free to add to it.
>> A 5.6 milestone also exists in trac so a trip through your tickets 
>> will be warranted to see what needs to
>> be put off until 6.0.
>> I've done the release manager bit for the last two and would be quite 
>> happy to see someone else lead
>> this one. Any volunteers? Perhaps an IRC meeting is in order.
>> Steve
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