[MS4W-Users] version 4.0.4 released

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Jun 30 07:28:59 EDT 2020

Hello everyone,

MS4W 4.0.4 is now available, which contains updates to many core 
libraries and software, including the many recent MapServer additions 
made in the past few months (CONNECTIONOPTIONS in the layer, 
wms_essential layers, fix for umlaut special characters in mapfile & 
filenames, etc.).   Get it now at https://ms4w.com

Please see MS4W's HISTORY.txt for all of the changes, but here are some 
of the highlights:

          - upgraded MapServer and MapScript (CSharp, Java, Python, PHP) 
to today's 7.7.0-dev
          - upgraded PHP to 7.2.31 security release (trac ticket 259)
          - upgraded MapCache to 1.11dev (git-master-20200629)
          - rebuilt GDAL to 2.4.4
          - upgraded Apache HTTP Server to 2.4.43 (trac ticket 269)
          - upgraded SWIG support to git-master-20200629
          - upgraded libjpeg-turbo to git-master-20200628
          - rebuilt libTIFF support
          - upgraded SQLite support to 3.32.3
          - upgraded OpenSSL support to 1.1.1g
          - upgraded cURL support to 7.71.0 (trac ticket 263)
          - rebuilt GeoTIFF support
          - upgraded Xerces support to 3.2.3
          - rebuilt HDF5 support
          - rebuilt HDF4 support
          - rebuilt NetCDF support, to add NC4 and HDF4 support (trac 
ticket 267)
          - upgraded PostgreSQL support to 12.3 with SSL enabled
          - upgraded GEOS support to 3.8.1 (trac ticket 264)
          - rebuilt RT Topology Library support
          - rebuilt SpatiaLite support
          - rebuilt spatialite-tools
          - upgraded FITS support to 3.480
          - upgraded Freetype support to 2.10.2
          - rebuilt Cairo support
          - rebuilt Poppler support
          - upgraded Python to 3.7.8 (trac ticket 270)
          - upgraded Zstandard compression support to git-master-20200629
          - upgraded to Oracle SDK
          - upgraded HarfBuzz support to 2.6.7
          - rebuilt libSVG support
          - rebuilt libSVG-Cairo support
          - rebuilt php_ogr extension
          - updated cURL certificates bundle
          - rebuilt mod_fcgid
          - rebuilt Apache H264 Streaming Module
          - upgraded mod_wsgi to 4.7.1
          - upgraded PDAL utilities to git-master-20200629
          - added steps for using pip, to the Python section of 
            (trac ticket 254)

When installing, it is very important that (if you are using the .zip) 
your server must have the C++ Redistributable installed on it 
beforehand: execute the local file /ms4w/tmp/vcredist_x86.exe 
(alternatively if you use MS4W's setup.exe installer this is done 

As always please provide your requests for enhancements and issues 
through the MS4W tracker (so the feedback is not lost or forgotten): 
https://ms4w.com/trac/  You can also contact me directly for support.

Thank you for using MS4W.
"MS4W: open doors as well as windows"


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services
co-founder of FOSS4G

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