[mapserver-dev] MapServer 6.0.0-beta1 release - Please test!

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 07:07:52 EST 2011

Hi all,

I am working on building beta1 in OpenSUSE Build Service for future 
update of official repository.
I am getting the following errors:

Any ideas?


PS. Project monitor:

On 03/10/2011 04:46 AM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> The MapServer Team is pleased to announce the release of MapServer 
> 6.0.0-beta1. This is the first beta on our way to a final 6.0 release.
> This new release introduces important changes in key components of the 
> MapServer core (rendering, query and expressions), and for this reason 
> we count on you, MapServer power users, to help test the release in 
> your respective environments and provide feedback (through the users 
> list or Trac tickets).
> The timing and feedback for this first beta is very important since it 
> comes one week before the Montreal Code Sprint where about a dozen 
> participants will be working specifically on MapServer and will have a 
> chance to tackle important 6.0 issues that may be found and reported.
> Here is a quick list of RFCs documenting some of the new features or 
> important changes in 6.0. This list is not complete, we will update it 
> as we polish the release documentation:
> Core Changes in MapServer 6.0 which could affect existing applications:
> * MS RFC 54: Rendering Interface API
> * MS RFC 64: MapServer Expression Parser Overhaul
> * MS RFC 65: Single-pass Query Changes for 6.0
> New Features and Enhancements in MapServer 6.0:
> * MS RFC 58: Kml Output
> * MS RFC 60: Labeling enhancement: ability to skip ANGLE FOLLOW labels 
> with too much character overlap
> * MS RFC 61: Enhance MapServer Feature Style Support
> * MS RFC 62: Support Additional WFS GetFeature Output Formats
> * MS RFC 63: Built-in OpenLayers map viewer
> * MS RFC 66: Better handling of temporary files
> * MS RFC 67: Enable/Disable Layers in OGC Web Services
> * MS RFC 68: Support for combining features from multiple layers
> * MS RFC 69: Support for clustering of features in point layers
> (RFCs are available online at http://mapserver.org/development/rfc/)
> As usual there an a large number of additional small enhancements and 
> bug fixes. For a complete list see the HISTORY.TXT file at:
> http://svn.osgeo.org/mapserver/tags/rel-6-0-0-beta1/mapserver/HISTORY.TXT
> We have started working on a 5.6 -> 6.0 migration guide. This document 
> contains important notes on backwards incompatibilities or other 
> changes required when upgrading to 6.0. It is not complete yet but we 
> strongly recommend that you review the latest version online at:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/browser/trunk/mapserver/MIGRATION_GUIDE.TXT 
> The source for this release can be downloaded at:
>     http://mapserver.org/download.html
> or
>     http://download.osgeo.org/mapserver/mapserver-6.0.0-beta1.tar.gz
> The binary distributions listed in the download page should be updated
> with binaries for the new 6.0.0-beta1 release in the next day or so.
> This is the first of four planned beta releases and if all goes well a 
> final release should occur around the end of April. The full release 
> plan can be viewed at:
>   http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/wiki/60ReleasePlan
> Once again we need your help to ensure a high quality product, 
> especially for this beta due to its timing with next week's Code 
> Sprint, so please help out by testing your applications with this new 
> code base.
> Thanks! - The MapServer Team
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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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