[MS4W-Users] MS4W 3.0.4 available

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[MS4W-Users] MS4W 3.0.4 available

jmckenna
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Hello everyone,

MS4W 3.0.4 is available now at:
http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=downloads.html

The relevant MS4W changelog is:

   * ms4w version 3.0.4 created. Notable changes are:
          - upgraded PHP to 5.3.10 (ticket 2362)
          - upgraded MapServer and MapScript to 6.0.2 release (ticket 2364)

   * ms4w version 3.0.4-beta1 created. Notable changes are:
          - added MapCache module to Apache (ticket 2306)
          - upgraded GDAL to 1.9.0 (ticket 2356)
          - upgraded Apache to 2.2.21, with OpenSSL 0.9.8r (ticket 2349)
          - upgraded PHP to 5.3.9 (ticket 2343)
          - rebuilt PHP with LDAP support (ticket 2353)
          - added Apache and PHP licenses to MS4W Component
            Licensing (ticket 2310)
          - added ESRI File Geodatabase support for GDAL (ticket 2338)
          - upgraded to GEOS 3.3.2 support for GDAL and
            MapServer (ticket 2357)
          - upgraded to libPNG 1.5.7 support for GDAL and
            MapServer (ticket 2287)
          - upgraded to libTIFF 4.0.0 support for GDAL (ticket 2358)
          - upgraded to geoTIFF 1.3.1-dev support for GDAL
          - upgraded to PostgreSQL 9.1.2 support for GDAL
          - upgraded to Freetype 2.4.8 support for MapServer
          - upgraded to Oracle SDK 11.2.0.2.0 for GDAL and MapServer

Power users who want to keep experimenting with MapCache can do so by
using the newly available MS4W 3.0.4-dev on that same downloads page.
The MapServer version for that is 6.1-dev, release#13137).

If you need custom builds or any changes I encourage you to contact me
directly; it is through your support that this hugely popular product
can be maintained.

Thank you.

-jeff

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Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services
http://www.gatewaygeomatics.com/





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Re: [MS4W-Users] MS4W 3.0.4 available

jbicik
Hi Jeff,

Thank you very much for releasing this new build. I can't wait to try this out. Would you please consider updating the Mapserver buildkit (http://download.osgeo.org/buildkit/) to the latest version? Also, could you please let me know if your MS4W build contains the GNU regex or not? I had some discussion in the Mapserver forum about a possible license conflict since regex is released under GPL and MS4W is licensed under MIT/X style license. There is a possibility to easily build Mapserver with regex from PHP 5.3.1.

Best regards, Josef
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jmckenna
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Hello Josef,

Thanks for your comments, I will respond inline below:

jbicik wrote
Thank you very much for releasing this new build. I can't wait to try this out.
I am very pleased to hear that this popular product is being used by another organization.  I truly get excited when I hear positive feedback like this.

jbicik wrote
Would you please consider updating the Mapserver buildkit (http://download.osgeo.org/buildkit/) to the latest version?
You can contact me directly for any custom needs that you or your clients need; this is how such a great product is able to be maintained and also be so innovative.  I am very responsive to these demands, as this is such a huge part of my company Gateway Geomatics' livelihood.  Don't feel shy to support MS4W's development, especially if you and your clients rely so heavily on it.  Thank you.

jbicik wrote
Also, could you please let me know if your MS4W build contains the GNU regex or not? I had some discussion in the Mapserver forum about a possible license conflict since regex is released under GPL and MS4W is licensed under MIT/X style license. There is a possibility to easily build Mapserver with regex from PHP 5.3.1.
I did bring this exact discussion up on the MapServer dev list as I was working on the 3.0.4 release, however I got zero response (you can see myself talking to myself on Jan11th at http://osgeo-org.1560.n6.nabble.com/Opinions-on-using-GNU-regex-VS-PHP-regex-for-Windows-build-td4252768.html).  Since then I did see a thread on the MapServer users list.

I would agree that the best way forward is to replace the GNU regex/PHP regex use with the PCRE library, that has a BSD license.  I have started a ticket at http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2365  Please add yourself to the CC of that ticket, and help with testing/comments and you could even provide funding for this if your organization can do so.  My initial look at this shows me that oddly enough there are hardcoded references to specific files like 'regex.h' embedded deep in the MapServer source code; so funding to help dive into this is much appreciated.  We'll add PCRE into the next MS4W release, 3.0.5.

Thank you for this feedback.  The MS4W community of users are very important to me.

-jeff

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Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training
http://www.gatewaygeomatics.com





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Re: [MS4W-Users] MS4W 3.0.4 available

jbicik
Hi Jeff,

Thank you for your reply. I will struggle to bring any funding to the development but will try to contribute with my time instead. I am sorry, I missed your post about GNU Regex. I am relatively new to Mapserver, the mailing lists and started to look into the source code only recently. Thanks for starting the ticket to replace regex with PCRE. I agree that PCRE is probably the way forward, particularly due to its license. I have posted a possible way to build Mapserver with PCRE as a comment to your ticket.

Cheers, Josef

On 17/02/2012 20:08, Jeff McKenna [via OSGeo.org] wrote:
Hello Josef,

Thanks for your comments, I will respond inline below:

jbicik wrote
Thank you very much for releasing this new build. I can't wait to try this out.
I am very pleased to hear that this popular product is being used by another organization.  I truly get excited when I hear positive feedback like this.

jbicik wrote
Would you please consider updating the Mapserver buildkit (http://download.osgeo.org/buildkit/) to the latest version?
You can contact me directly for any custom needs that you or your clients need; this is how such a great product is able to be maintained and also be so innovative.  I am very responsive to these demands, as this is such a huge part of my company Gateway Geomatics' livelihood.  Don't feel shy to support MS4W's development, especially if you and your clients rely so heavily on it.  Thank you.

jbicik wrote
Also, could you please let me know if your MS4W build contains the GNU regex or not? I had some discussion in the Mapserver forum about a possible license conflict since regex is released under GPL and MS4W is licensed under MIT/X style license. There is a possibility to easily build Mapserver with regex from PHP 5.3.1.
I did bring this exact discussion up on the MapServer dev list as I was working on the 3.0.4 release, however I got zero response (you can see myself talking to myself on Jan11th at http://osgeo-org.1560.n6.nabble.com/Opinions-on-using-GNU-regex-VS-PHP-regex-for-Windows-build-td4252768.html).  Since then I did see a thread on the MapServer users list.

I would agree that the best way forward is to replace the GNU regex/PHP regex use with the PCRE library, that has a BSD license.  I have started a ticket at http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2365  Please add yourself to the CC of that ticket, and help with testing/comments and you could even provide funding for this if your organization can do so.  My initial look at this shows me that oddly enough there are hardcoded references to specific files like 'regex.h' embedded deep in the MapServer source code; so funding to help dive into this is much appreciated.  We'll add PCRE into the next MS4W release, 3.0.5.

Thank you for this feedback.  The MS4W community of users are very important to me.

-jeff

--
Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training
http://www.gatewaygeomatics.com








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