[mapserver-dev] Motion: Adopt 6.0 release plan and enter release mode

Lime, Steve D (DNR) Steve.Lime at state.mn.us
Fri Mar 4 14:14:27 EST 2011

We have some feature removal tasks still to do. For example, the MyGIS code is to be removed but hasn't been yet. There are
a couple of other items mentioned here:


That have not been done yet, the CGI mode section and template tags  specifically. Any comments and/or objections? There's probably
not time to do all template changes since that would require some new function additions so I think I'd only pull the trigger on a few
in these last hours (I've bolded them on the page http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/wiki/60RemoveTemplateTags).

From: mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Morissette [dmorissette at mapgears.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 4:30 PM
To: mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [mapserver-dev] Motion: Adopt 6.0 release plan and enter release   mode

Hi PSC, Devs,

I declare this motion passed with +1 from DanielM, TomK, TamasS, SteveL,
PericlesN, SteveW, FrankW, AssefaY, HowardB and ThomasB.

As per RFC-34, Feature Freeze means that:

"By this date [end of day tomorrow March 4th, 2011] all features must
have been completed and all code has to be integrated. Only non-invasive
changes, user interface work and bug fixes are done now."

Next steps for me will be to update the release plan to reflect the real
list of features/changes in 6.0, and then produce a first beta Wednesday
March 9th.


On 11-02-25 03:01 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Hi Devs,
> A few weeks ago we discussed a possible February 28 feature freeeze
> date, but since Feb 28 is only a few days away and I'd like to leave a
> bit of time for a few RFCs to be wrapped up (thinking of RFC 67, 68 and
> 69 at least), then I propose that we move our target feature freeze date
> to Friday March 4th, and vote to make that official right away to
> prevent the dates from slipping again. I also propose myself as release
> manager (I kinda like that job), but don't hesitate to speak up if you'd
> like to see someone else in that role instead.
> That would give the following dates:
> * Feature freeze - Fri. March 4, 2011
> * 6.0.0-beta1 - Wed. March 9, 2011
> * 6.0.0-beta2 - Wed. March 16, 2011 (coincides with Montreal Code
> Sprint, date may change)
> * 6.0.0-beta3 - Wed. March 23, 2011
> * 6.0.0-beta3 - Wed. March 30, 2011
> * 6.0.0-rc1 - Wed. April 6, 2011
> * 6.0.0-rc2 - Wed. April 13, 2011
> * 6.0.0 (final) - Wed. April 20, 2011
> I have updated the 6.0 release plan in the wiki to reflect this proposal
> at http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/wiki/60ReleasePlan
> Note that the feature list in the release plan needs updating to reflect
> what really made it in 6.0, but this can be done between now and the
> final release.
> ***
> I propose that we adopt the MapServer 6.0 release plan at
> http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/wiki/60ReleasePlan, with a feature
> freeze date of March 4, 2011, and a release date around April 20, 2011
> with Daniel Morissette acting as Release Manager.
> ***
> And I start with my +1
> Daniel

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