MapServer Project Status Daniel Morissette, Mapgears Jeff McKenna, Gateway Geomatics
MapServer Project Status <ul><li>History
Statistics
Highlights of 2009-2010
Future plans
How to contribute
Q & A </li></ul>
History 1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010 ForNet projec...
Statistics <ul><li>MapServer-users </li><ul><li>1878 members
~15 posts/day (2010 so far 2500: 2009: 4900, 2008: 5400) </li></ul><li>MapServer-dev </li><ul><li>392 members
~4 posts/day (2010 so far: 800) </li></ul><li>IRC #mapserver: 30+ people
PSC: 11 members
22 committers, 177k lines of code
Downloads? (MS4W: 2-3k/month?) </li></ul>
MapServer PSC <ul><li>Steve Lime (chair)
Daniel Morissette
Frank Warmerdam
Yewondwossen Assefa
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MapServer Project Status (from FOSS4G2010)

  1. 1. MapServer Project Status Daniel Morissette, Mapgears Jeff McKenna, Gateway Geomatics
  2. 2. MapServer Project Status <ul><li>History
  3. 3. Statistics
  4. 4. Highlights of 2009-2010
  5. 5. Future plans
  6. 6. How to contribute
  7. 7. Q & A </li></ul>
  8. 8. History 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 ForNet project starts (imgserv) Shapelib + GD release (mapserv) V 1.0 V 2.0 (Public release as ForNet MapServer) V 3.0 (UMN MapServer, raster + Truetype added) V 3.3 (MapScript, PROJ4 added) V 3.4 (PHP MapScript added) V 4.0 (OGC WFS. SWF, PDF and GDAL output, +++ ...) Web-based Arc/Info AML Generation V 4.2 (OGC WMS SLD, WFS Filters, ...) V 4.4 (OGC WCS, WMS Time, i18n, ...) V 4.6 (SVG output, GEOS, ...) V 4.8 (OGC SOS) V 4.8 (OGC SOS) V 4.10 (angle follow), 5.0 (AGG) V 5.2 (Move to OSGeo, Incubation) V 5.4, 5.6 (Performance, rendering, security) V 6.0 (rend. API)
  9. 9. Statistics <ul><li>MapServer-users </li><ul><li>1878 members
  10. 10. ~15 posts/day (2010 so far 2500: 2009: 4900, 2008: 5400) </li></ul><li>MapServer-dev </li><ul><li>392 members
  11. 11. ~4 posts/day (2010 so far: 800) </li></ul><li>IRC #mapserver: 30+ people
  12. 12. PSC: 11 members
  13. 13. 22 committers, 177k lines of code
  14. 14. Downloads? (MS4W: 2-3k/month?) </li></ul>
  15. 15. MapServer PSC <ul><li>Steve Lime (chair)
  16. 16. Daniel Morissette
  17. 17. Frank Warmerdam
  18. 18. Yewondwossen Assefa
  19. 19. Howard Butler
  20. 20. Steve Woodbridge
  21. 21. Perry Nacionales </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Kralidis
  22. 22. Jeff McKenna
  23. 23. Umberto Nicoletti
  24. 24. Tamas Szekeres </li></ul>
  25. 25. Binary Distributions <ul><li>Windows </li><ul><li>MS4W
  26. 26. OSGeo4W
  27. 27. FWTools </li></ul><li>MacOSX </li><ul><li>King Chaos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linux </li><ul><li>FGS
  28. 28. UbuntuGIS
  29. 29. DebianGIS </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Highlights of 2009-2010 <ul><li>Releases
  31. 31. Code Sprints
  32. 32. WMS Performance Shoot-out </li></ul>
  33. 33. 5.6 Release <ul><li>5.6.0 – December 12, 2009
  34. 34. 5.6.1 – January 1, 2010
  35. 35. 5.6.2 – March 20, 2010
  36. 36. 5.6.3 – March 22, 2010
  37. 37. 5.6.4 – July 9, 2010
  38. 38. 5.6.5 – July 14, 2010 </li></ul>
  39. 39. 5.6.x Release <ul><li>XML Mapfile schema and XSLT (ability to convert an XML mapfile into a regular mapfile)
  40. 40. One-pass query processing
  41. 41. Improve control of output resolution
  42. 42. Labeling enhancements: ability to repeat labels along a line/multiline
  43. 43. Security fixes </li></ul>
  44. 44. Security Releases <ul><li>reported that some of the mapserv CGI command-line arguments used by developers for debugging and testing the software constitute a security risk that could potentially be exploited remotely </li></ul>
  45. 45. Code Sprints <ul><li>New York, February 2010 </li><ul><li>~10 MapServer contributors
  46. 46. Also GeoServer, PostGIS, OpenLayers, GeoMOOSE
  47. 47. 6.0 release plan discussions </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Code Sprints <ul><li>FOSS4G 2010, Barcelona – tomorrow! </li><ul><li>6.0 release plan
  49. 49. Discuss new features, future work
  50. 50. You are invited! @Citilab-Cornellà ( map ) </li></ul></ul>
  51. 51. WMS Performance Shoot-out <ul><li>MapServer vs 7 other mapping engines
  52. 52. 4 th edition of the exercise, held yesterday
  53. 53. More info at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Benchmarking_2010
  54. 54. Highlights of improvements to MapServer: </li><ul><li>Large DBF support
  55. 55. Improving labels on curved lines
  56. 56. Handling label precision </li></ul></ul>
  57. 58. Future Plans <ul><li>6.0 features: </li><ul><li>New Rendering API
  58. 59. Cairo support
  59. 60. OpenGL rendering
  60. 61. KML Output (GSoC project)
  61. 62. SVG Symbol support (GSoC project) </li></ul><li>OGC Compliance certification for WMS 1.1.1 and 1.3.0
  62. 63. Continued work on performance
  63. 64. MapServer Blog, Twitter channel? </li></ul>
  64. 65. Other ideas in the air <ul><li>QGIS XML mapfile import/export experiment at FOSS4G code sprint
  65. 66. MapScript API cleanup
  66. 67. GD support cleanup
  67. 68. Template cleanup (simplify tags)
  68. 69. Support for label styles
  69. 70. Inline SLD
  70. 71. Support for block references (styles, labels)
  71. 72. Object serialization to string </li></ul>
  72. 73. How to Contribute? <ul><li>Users: </li><ul><li>Beta and release candidate testing
  73. 74. Bug reports in Trac, including test cases
  74. 75. Documentation (wiki, report issues in Trac)
  75. 76. Answers on the mapserver-users list and IRC </li></ul><li>Developers: </li><ul><li>Bug fixes/patches
  76. 77. New features
  77. 78. Binary builds </li></ul></ul>
  78. 79. Questions - Discussion

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