[mapserver-dev] MOTION: Release MapServer 5.6.5 today

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Wed Jul 14 15:56:42 EDT 2010

Since we've got +1's from a majority of the PSC (JeffM, TamasS, AssefaY,
TomK, FrankW, SteveL and myself) and no negative feedback, I have
prepared a 5.6.5-rc1 package so that the binary build maintainers can
prepare and test their packages before the announcement is sent (Assefa
for OSGeo4W, JeffM for MS4W, Alan for Ubuntu/Debian, and WilliamK for

Since the OSGeo download server is unreachable for me, I posted the file
on a Mapgears server for now:

Frank: once the build maintainers confirm that there is no problem with
this package, please place it on the download server after renaming it
mapserver-5.6.5.tar.gz and let us know so that I can send the announcement.

Thank you everyone


Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Hi PSC members,
> Since the deployment of 5.6.4 with its security fixes is blocked by a
> scaling issue (#3173), I motion that we release MapServer 5.6.5 today
> (or as soon as we have enough +1 votes from the PSC) with the following
> two fixes currently in SVN branch-5-6:
> Version 5.6.5 (2010-07-14):
> ---------------------------
> - Fixed scale calculation problem caused by mapscale.c's inchesPerUnits
>   array being out of synch with MS_UNITS enum (#3173)
> - Fixed bitmap text font rendering (tiny was not working) (#3475)
> Please vote... I start the vote with my +1
> If you are aware of other blocker issues with 5.6.4 then please -1 and
> provide more details.
> I was going to create a 5.6.5rc1 package for build packagers to test,
> but unfortunately the OSGeo download server is currently down. I may try
> again later.
> Finally, SteveW reported an issue with NULL shapes in shapefiles that
> appeared somewhere between 5.2.2 and 5.6.4 in ticket #3487. We tried to
> reproduce it without success and are waiting for a test case that will
> not be available before a week so this ticket will have to wait. All the
> details are in the ticket.
> Daniel

Daniel Morissette

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