[mapserver-dev] Call for a 5.6.1 release...

Tamas Szekeres szekerest at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 12:12:43 EST 2010


I've just applied the patch for both 5-6 and the trunk.

Best regards,


2010/1/4 Lime, Steve D (DNR) <Steve.Lime at state.mn.us>

> Tamas: Thanks for the patch, makes sense at first glance. Do you want to
> apply it or should I?
> Steve
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> Subject: Re: [mapserver-dev] Call for a 5.6.1 release...
> Steve,
> I've also added some fixes for 5.6, and I would also require further fixes
> with regards to the querymap drawing which would indeed validate a new
> release.
> IMHO adding implicit layers to the map this way would bring in a couple of
> problems for the existing applications. It seems we make an assumption that
> the mapObj is destroyed after each drawQuery, however that's not the case
> with many of the mapscript applications. This approach would bring in extra
> unexpected layers for the users which are difficult to interpret.
> There are some further issues with msCopyLayer which doesn't seem to work
> correctly when the destination have already been initialized (see the
> implementation of msCopyProjection, insertFeatureList, copying the classes
> etc). This would at least result in memory leaks and assertion failures.
> As a quick solution I've created a patch (
> http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/attachment/ticket/3069/mapdraw.c.patch) to
> implement this kind of drawing without requiring to add the layer to the
> map.
> Not strictly related to this problem, but in a further release we should
> also consider how we could add futher styles (like transparency or hatch
> patterns) to the highlighted features. The current approach provides only a
> couple of colors to be replaced temporarily with the highligted items and
> most of my current use cases require to copy the selected features to inline
> layers for a more advanced styling. For this reason it would be appropriate
> to define the query styles by using some 'template' layers (with no data
> connections) which could be referred from each queryable layers. I suspect
> this approach would work as far as msDrawShape(map, layer, &shape,...) would
> work if we specify such template layers as the second parameter.
> Best regards,
> Tamas
> 2010/1/2 Lime, Steve D (DNR) <Steve.Lime at state.mn.us<mailto:
> Steve.Lime at state.mn.us>>
> Hi all: I just fixed a couple of inconvenient bugs in 5.6 that broke some
> point-based queries via the CGI. Without the fixes some
> folks won't be able to upgrade. I've got a whole bunch of query test cases
> I need to get into the automated testing to avoid this
> in the future. Are others sitting on changes in the 5.6 trunk that could go
> into 5.6.1?
> Steve
> BTW Ticket is http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/ticket/3246...
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