It has been getting read lately, so I would like to follow up on a previous post about MapServer and the P* languages. I made a few predictions about the future of MapServer language bindings, and they have been both right and wrong.
It's no longer possible to use Google to research the mapserver-users list due to the terrible decision to put the list behind a subscription wall, and the UMN listserv has a rather crippled search interface. It is Web -2.0, a big step backwards. My evaluation of trends in language usage is therefore anecdotal, but I get the distinct impression that, overall, interest in scripting MapServer went down across the board in the second half of 2005.