[MS4W-Users] Announcing the new MS4W

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Sep 11 09:44:58 EDT 2015

Hi everyone!

Just in time for FOSS4G-Seoul, I'm very proud to announce the new 
MS4W[1]  MS4W is thriving, as you can see by its long history[2] of 
releases, and the last few months has seen a lot of development.  Much 
thanks goes to Tanya Haddad for her support for this release, it has 
been quite an effort updating the full stack (the number of libraries 
updated and added is large as you see in the recent history).

You'll also note that there has been releases happening, we just needed 
a new home for people to find them.  It's quite exciting to live at 
ms4w.com now, and you'll also notice that we have been using a new 
tracker[3] which has been working well (please feel free to use it).

You may also notice that releases now have a Roadmap[4], every 3 months 
with dated milestones, and you can follow along the exact changes coming 
through the tracker link on that page.

This 3.1.0 release has some tasty features, including optimized Apache 
2.4, MapServer 7.0, PHP 5.4.45, all mapscripts, Oracle support, MapCache 
1.4.0 (with GDAL support), TinyOWS 1.1.1, spatialite/OSM utilities, and 
many many more goodies.  New users might like to start at the 
features[5] page to review.

Finally we have moved to a new mailing list (I haven't been able to post 
to my own old MS4W mailing list for almost 2 years now): please join, as 
all releases will be announced and support given through the new MS4W 
list[6] So, I'll cya there!

Thanks so much everyone, I am quite excited.

[1] http://www.ms4w.com/
[2] http://www.ms4w.com/HISTORY.html
[3] http://www.ms4w.com/trac/
[4] http://www.ms4w.com/roadmap.html
[5] http://www.ms4w.com/features.html
[6] http://lists.ms4w.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ms4w-users


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

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