[mapserver-users] MapServer 5.6.5 released - fixes scale calculation issue in 5.6.4

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Thu Jul 15 14:18:32 EDT 2010

The MapServer team announces the release of MapServer 5.6.5. This
release fixes a scale calculation issue that was introduced in the 5.6.4
release from a few days ago.

All users are strongly advised to upgrade to this release since it also
contains the security fixes that prompted the quick release of 5.6.4.

The list of fixes since in 5.6.5 and 5.6.4 is included at the end of
this message.

Source and binary downloads:

The source code is available at:


The binary distributions listed in the download page will be updated
with binaries for the new 5.6.5 release shortly (if not done yet).

Version 5.6.5 (2010-07-14):

- Fixed scale calculation problem caused by mapscale.c's inchesPerUnits
  array being out of synch with MS_UNITS enum (#3173)

- Fixed bitmap text font rendering (tiny was not working) (#3475)

Version 5.6.4 (2010-07-08):


- Disabled some insecure (and potentially exploitable) mapserv command-line
  debug arguments (#3485). The --enable-cgi-cl-debug-args configure switch
  can be used to re-enable them for devs who really cannot get away without
  them and who understand the potential security risk (not recommended for
  production servers or those who don't understand the security

- Fixed possible buffer overflow in msTmpFile() (#3484)

Other fixes:

- Fixed possible race condition with connectiontype WFS layers (#3137)

- Modified mapserver units enum order to fix some problems with external
  packages (#3173)

- fix blending of transparent layers with AGG on MSB archs (#3471)

- Fixed imageObj->saveImage() sends unnecessary headers (#3418)

- Correct PropertyName parsing for wfs post requests (#3235)

- Ensure mapwmslayer.c does not unlink file before closing connection on
  it (#3451)

- Fix security exception issue in C# with MSVC2010 (#3438)

- Write out join CONNECTIONTYPE when saving a mapfile. (#3435)

- Fixed attribute queries to use an extent stored (and cached) as part of
  the queryObj rather than the map->extent. (#3424)

- Reverted msLayerWhichItems() to 5.4-like behavior although still
  retrieving all items (#3356,#3342)

- Grid layer: remove drawing of unnecessary gird lines (#3433)

- OGC Filters for spatial dbs should be enclosed in parentheses (#3430)

- Improve the handling of simple string comparisons for raster classified
  values (#3425)

- Add the ogc namspace to filters generated by Mapserver (#3414)

- Fix MS_NONSQUARE to work in mode=map (#3413)

- Improve error message when loadQuery() filename extension check fails

- Fix GetLegendGraphic using keyimages (#3398)

- Fix getFeatureInfo queries on WFS layers (#3403)

- Fixed mapstring.c build problem related to errno (#3401).

- Correct ungeoreferenced defaults via GetExtent() on raster layer (#3368)

- More adjustments to how TLOCK_GDAL held around msGetGDALGeoTransform

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