jlacroix at mapgears.com
Fri Dec 12 10:23:05 EST 2008
I've been following GeoExt since the kick off IRC meeting and it seems
great. We may have to wait to see the final product, but the main
players all have a strong desire (Camptocamp, OpenGeo) to build a
community project. They were both developping something on top of Ext
and OL. Now they want to merge to build *the* mapping styling library, a
bit like OpenLayers became *the* mapping-client library. In the long
term, the MapFish team wants to replace the MapFish client with it.
Paul Spencer wrote:
> By way of doing some comparisons, I just built a minimal version of Ext
> using the builder and included things that I thought Jx+MooTools
> provides, the condensed file size is 392 kb (a full build is 564kb)
> while the jxlib build including a full MooTools + Extras (of which we
> don't use everything) is 184kb. I think I produced a very minimal
> build of MooTools such that the combined jxlib and MooTools was about
> 128 kb condensed, but the saving seemed minimal compared to not having
> some of the MooTools stuff available for app development.
> This being said, Ext probably has more functionality than jxlib has in
> that build, but then I think MooTools has more functionality than Ext
> has in that build too.
> Not sure why I am rambling on about this ... size doesn't matter, right?
> On 11-Dec-08, at 8:49 PM, Paul Spencer wrote:
>> I was just going to say the same thing then I saw this email :) It
>> will be interesting to see how it evolves, it provides a very nice
>> look and feel for a quick mapping application that doesn't need any
>> server-side dependencies.
>> Personally, I find Ext quite heavy compared to Jx + MooTools but I
>> haven't enough knowledge of it to state a strong opinion. I get the
>> impression that it is not that easy to customize the look and feel
>> either, but I could be wrong - and it looks pretty sweet to start
>> with ...
>> On 11-Dec-08, at 7:47 PM, Jason Birch wrote:
>>> GeoExt is similar to Jx + the OL client portion of Fusion, GeoMoose,
>>> etc. MapFish is a closer analogue to Fusion.
>>> I was about to say that because it is based on Ext it would have to be
>>> GPLv3, but then found that ExtJS has exemptions in place for open
>>> libraries and applications that encapsulate it. Didn't see that last
>>> time I looked.
>>> This is pretty cool:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Zac Spitzer
>>> Subject: [fusion-dev] GeoExt
>>> Just saw this post on planet osgeo,
>>> Seems rather like Fusion, hmmm
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>>> fusion-dev at lists.osgeo.org
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