Hi all: The MapServer is happy to announce the release of the first beta for MapServer 7.2.0. A long time coming – too long – this version features a number of significant updates, including:
-Support for Enhanced Layer Metadata Management (RFC82)
-Calculate MINDISTANCE from label bounds instead of label center (#5369)
-Reposition follow labels on maxoverlapangle collisions (RFC112)
-Implement chainable compositing filters (RFC113)
-Faster retrieval of shape count (RFC114)
-WMS layer groups are now requestable
-Support C-style multi-line comments (#5362)
-PHP 7 MapScript Support Through SWIG (RFC117)
-Python 3.x support (#5561)
-Support Vendor-Specific OGC FILTER parameter in WMS requests (RFC118)
-Mapbox Vector Tile (MVT) Support (RFC119)
-INSPIRE download service support for WCS 2.0 (RFC120)
We need your help to test things so please give this new version a try. There should be no regressions in mapfile syntax compared to 7.0.x. At least one additional beta release is currently scheduled (a week from now). We’ll see how testing
goes… Issues can be reported via GitHub at https://github.com/mapserver/mapserver/issues.
Thanks so much to the developers, folks working on documentation, users that have worked hard over the past few years to make this release happen.