[mapserver-dev] MapServer 8.0 Beta Release?

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon May 23 09:55:48 PDT 2022

I should also note that the broken tests have nothing to do with 
MapScript, these are just regular msautotest differences on Ubuntu 
Focal.   So, we're very close!   Thanks all.  -jeff

On 2022-05-23 1:16 p.m., Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hi all,
> I thought I'd share some interesting updates from my side, for the 8.0 
> release:
> - Travis and GitHub build actions have been updated to run on Ubuntu 
> Focal (20.04)
> - the builds compile PHPNG MapScript for 7.4.6, 8.0.19, 8.1.6 / Python 
> MapScript 3.7.7, 3.8.3, 3.9.0 without any issues
> - msautotests: I've made it down to about 20 broken tests (from about 
> 200, yikes)
> - of note, is that the existing flag "-Werror" while compiling MapServer 
> (which means break on all warnings, treat warnings as errors) does cause 
> issues in several files (mappwscommon.c, majoin.c), so the nasty 
> workaround is to set -Wno-stringop-overflow, -Wno-format-overflow in the 
> build script, which is not good, meaning that these warnings should be 
> fixed and -Werror reset.
> You can follow along or made changes at 
> https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/pull/6430
> I think the upgrade to a more recent Ubuntu for all of our tests was 
> critical for the 8.0 release (which is why I put so much darn effort in 
> that).
> Hope this looks good to everyone.  Exciting,
> -jeff

Jeff McKenna
GatewayGeo: Developers of MS4W, MapServer Consulting and Training
co-founder of FOSS4G

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