7.6 Release Plan

Authors

Project Steering Committee

Last Updated

2020-03-22

Background

The purpose of the following document is to outline the proposed timeline for the upcoming MapServer 7.6 release. Users planning on upgrading to 7.6 are also recommended to review the MapServer Migration Guide.

Planned Dates

We will plan for 2 betas and 1 release candidate (RC) over a 3 week period after the code freeze (1 beta/RC per week each Friday). This will lead us to a final release sometime around 2020-04-10:

Release

Date

Feature freeze

Sat. March 21, 2020

7.6.0-beta1

Sun. March 22, 2020

7.6.0-beta2

Fri. March 27, 2020

7.6.0-rc1

Fri. April 3, 2020

7.6.0 (final)

Fri. April 10, 2020

Release Manager

Jeff McKenna will act as release Manager (MS RFC 34: MapServer Release Manager and Release Process), as discussed during the 2019-07-25 PSC meeting.

Branches

  • branch-7-6 was created on 2020-03-22

  • all code changes should be made into branch-7-6

Q/A

Feedback and testing is welcome anytime during the 7.6 release process.