Version 7.6.0 Announcement¶
Project Steering Committee
The MapServer Team is pleased to announce the release of MapServer 7.6.0
This 7.6.0 release brings a number of major new features that are briefly summarized in this document. The full list of changes can be found in MapServer 7.6 Changelog. The Migration Guide also contains more detailed examples of the major changes.
Major New Features in MapServer 7.6¶
PointZM data support (X,Y,Z,M coordinates) is now enabled by default
the PROJ 6 API is now supported (RFC 126)
new processing directive RENDERMODE (added as part of RFC 124) for a ‘painters model’ where all classes for a layer are drawn at once with a ALL_MATCHING_CLASSES setting (or instead as FIRST_MATCHING_CLASS)
WMS client layers can be set as essential through the new “wms_essential” metadata
Windows: mapfile paths and data filenames with special characters are now supported
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Head to the Migration Guide for mapfile examples of the major 7.6.0 changes.
Source Code Download¶
The source for this release can be downloaded at:
Binary distributions will be available in the coming days:
Debian binaries of 7.6.0 are already available: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/mapserver
OSGeoLive 14 development will begin soon, which will include MapServer 7.6.0
UbuntuGIS will follow the OSGeoLive release and will then include MapServer 7.6.0
MS4W users have already been using branch-7-6 code, but watch for a new release shortly containing the 7.6.0 changes at: https://ms4w.com
Other binary distributions listed on the download page should also be updated with binaries for the new release shortly.
The entire 7.6.0 documentation is also available as a PDF document (984 pages, with clickable table of contents as well).
Thank you to all of the users, developers, and supporters of MapServer. Enjoy!
The MapServer Team