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The purpose of the following document is to outline the proposed timeline for the upcoming MapServer 8.0 major release. Users planning on upgrading to 8.0 are also recommended to review the MapServer Migration Guide, as it will be updated for the 8.0 release.
We will plan for 1 beta and 1 release candidate (RC) over a 3 week period after the code freeze (each Friday). This will lead us to a final release sometime around 2022-01-28:
Fri. January 7, 2022
Fri. January 14, 2022
Fri. January 21, 2022
Fri. January 28, 2022
Jeff McKenna will act as release Manager (MS RFC 34: MapServer Release Manager and Release Process), as discussed during the 2020-07-07 PSC meeting.
branch-8-0 will be created when the first RC is made available
until then, all code changes should be made into main
Feedback and testing is welcome anytime during the 8.0 release process.