[ms4w-users] MS4W 1.5.0 released

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Sat Apr 1 19:07:49 EST 2006

Hello all,

A new version of MS4W is available for download 
(http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=downloads.html), which 
contains MapServer 4.8.3.

But a bigger announcement is that, with many many thanks to Howard 
Butler and his MapServer buildkit, this version of MS4W includes all 
mapscript flavours - CSharp, Java, Python, and PHP.  It also includes 
plugins for MrSID, Oracle 10i, and SDE 9.1 - but beware that these are 
not out-of-the box and require configuration as outlined in 

Please test away, especially the C/Java/Python mapscript communities, 
and report issues and suggestions to the MS4W bugzilla 
(http://bugzilla.maptools.org/).  And please use the MS4W mailing list 
for configuration issues/questions.

MapServer 4.8.3 changelog: 

MS4W history:

1.5.0 Notable changes are:
         - built with Hobu's MapServer buildkit (bug 1382)
         - added mapserver release of 4.8.3
         - added CSharp, Java, and Python mapscript
         - modified gdalplugin structure for MrSID, Oracle,
           and SDE plugins
         - removed mapserver 4.6.1 release from package
         - added shpdiff.exe utility (bug 1371)
         - fixed path in mapserv-utils readme (bug 1368)
         - add missing files in \proj\nad directory (bug 1385)
         - added plugin instructions for MrSID, Oracle, and
           SDE to README_INSTALL doc
         - added library versions used in MapServer build to
           README_INSTALL doc

(one shouldn't do this much work on a Saturday)


Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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