[mapserver-dev] [Announce] Change of source code repository and issue tracker

thomas bonfort thomas.bonfort at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 05:34:11 EDT 2012

The MapServer team is excited to announce it is migrating its source
code repository and bug tracker to github. We believe this move will
allow us to work more efficiently on new features and bugfixes, while
facilitating exterior contributions.

We now have 4 separate repositories for our different sub-projects:

- mapserver: https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver
- docs (website): https://github.com/mapserver/docs
- tinyows: https://github.com/mapserver/tinyows
- mapcache: https://github.com/mapserver/mapcache

The old issue tracker at http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/ has been set
to read-only. New issues, or updates to existing issues (issue numbers
have been preserved) , should now be added at


If you do not already have a github account, you will need to create
one before being able to update the github site. Note that your
github userid is different from your osgeo userid.
The new issue tracker will not email you on ticket updates if you had
reported or commented on an issue. If you wish to be notified on
certain tickets, you should navigate to that specific issue page and
enable notifications (near the bottom of the page).

Notes for doc commits (including RFCs):
 - Commit access for the documentation contributors hasn't yet been
fully accomplished. If you are a doc committer and need to be added to
the github commiters, please send your github id and old osgeo id to
daniel, steve or thomas who will open access for you.
 - You should commit doc changes to the stable branch (currently
branch-6-0, soon branch-6-2) *only*. Updating the master branch (ex
trunk) is done by merging the stable branch into it, and does not need
to be done immediately (i.e. if you're not sure, only commit and push
your changes to branch-6-0). The only exception for commiting to
master is when you are documenting a feature that will be introduced in
the next release.

Best regards.

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