[MS4W-Users] MS4W 3.0.4 available
jbicik at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 18:47:45 EST 2012
Thank you for your reply. I will struggle to bring any funding to the
development but will try to contribute with my time instead. I am sorry,
I missed your post about GNU Regex. I am relatively new to Mapserver,
the mailing lists and started to look into the source code only
recently. Thanks for starting the ticket to replace regex with PCRE. I
agree that PCRE is probably the way forward, particularly due to its
license. I have posted a possible way to build Mapserver with PCRE as a
comment to your ticket.
On 17/02/2012 20:08, Jeff McKenna [via OSGeo.org] wrote:
> Hello Josef,
> Thanks for your comments, I will respond inline below:
> jbicik wrote
> Thank you very much for releasing this new build. I can't wait to
> try this out.
> I am very pleased to hear that this popular product is being used by
> another organization. I truly get excited when I hear positive
> feedback like this.
> jbicik wrote
> Would you please consider updating the Mapserver buildkit
> (http://download.osgeo.org/buildkit/) to the latest version?
> You can contact me directly for any custom needs that you or your
> clients need; this is how such a great product is able to be
> maintained and also be so innovative. I am very responsive to these
> demands, as this is such a huge part of my company Gateway Geomatics'
> livelihood. Don't feel shy to support MS4W's development, especially
> if you and your clients rely so heavily on it. Thank you.
> jbicik wrote
> Also, could you please let me know if your MS4W build contains the
> GNU regex or not? I had some discussion in the Mapserver forum
> about a possible license conflict since regex is released under
> GPL and MS4W is licensed under MIT/X style license. There is a
> possibility to easily build Mapserver with regex from PHP 5.3.1.
> I did bring this exact discussion up on the MapServer dev list as I
> was working on the 3.0.4 release, however I got zero response (you can
> see myself talking to myself on Jan11th at
> Since then I did see a thread on the MapServer users list.
> I would agree that the best way forward is to replace the GNU
> regex/PHP regex use with the PCRE library, that has a BSD license. I
> have started a ticket at
> http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2365 Please add yourself
> to the CC of that ticket, and help with testing/comments and you could
> even provide funding for this if your organization can do so. My
> initial look at this shows me that oddly enough there are hardcoded
> references to specific files like 'regex.h' embedded deep in the
> MapServer source code; so funding to help dive into this is much
> appreciated. We'll add PCRE into the next MS4W release, 3.0.5.
> Thank you for this feedback. The MS4W community of users are very
> important to me.
> Jeff McKenna
> MapServer Consulting and Training
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