[mapserver-dev] MapServer 7.2.0 Beta 1 is Released

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Thu May 10 11:00:32 PDT 2018

On jeudi 10 mai 2018 17:54:16 CEST Lime, Steve D (MNIT) wrote:
> Well, I thought the work had been completed, but then again I'm not a PHP
> user at all and haven't paid that close of attention - other devs have
> traditionally led that charge. This came up as the beta was released. We
> have two ways to proceed:
> 1.       PHP 7 support via SWIG -
> http://mapserver.org/development/rfc/ms-rfc-117.html. The RFC still shows
> draft status but there was a vote taken a little over a year ago and the
> RFC was accepted. Jeff will have to update folks on that work. I should
> have checked specifically ahead of the release - my fault.
> 2.       PHP/MapScript support (native code) -
> https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver/issues/5252 and
> https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver/pull/5461. There's a pull request
> for that, it wasn't clear if it should be applied given the RFC for SWIG
> support. It appears like that still needs a bit of work and testing (and
> Window's compilation).
> I guess I'd prefer to pursue both ASAP. That way there's something for the
> longtime PHP/MapScript user and someone new. Again, I'm not a PHP or a
> Windows user so I'm not in a position to lead that work. Unless I'm missing
> something I don't see how either 1 or 2 can make it into 7.2.0 at this
> point and I don't want to delay 7.2 any further. I'd favor a short
> turnaround on a 7.2.1 or 7.4.0 release with PHP 7 support as the primary
> addition.

I'm also supportive of not delaying 7.2 further because of that. There's already enough 
goodness in it.

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