[mapserver-dev] GeoServer superseeding MapServer in Europe?
pramsey at opengeo.org
Wed Jul 7 15:23:44 EDT 2010
Yes, get out and go for a run, burn off some negative energy! :)
You can also configure GeoServer programmatically via the RestConfig
API, though as a long-time MapServer person I still prefer the
architectural flexibility provided by the consume-map-file-and-render
map file approach.
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Andy Colson <andy at squeakycode.net> wrote:
>> I think you can probably also read some of the reasons of why the Dutch
>> government chose Geoserver, around page 46 in the following document (it
>> also contains a section on Mapserver):
> from page 46: "A strong feature of GeoServer is its configuration
> management. It’s configurable through a web-interface."
> What?! That is stupid! Why in the world would anyone think a web-interface
> is better? A text file is 1000 times easier to use. Its searchable! Its
> find/replace'able, its scriptable!
> The only thing you can do with a web interface is click. That's it. Click.
> But find the right place to click, by clicking in all the right magic
> spots. Wanna change all your red's to blue's? Start clicking. Click each
> and every spot, because you cant automate it, or script it, or even search.
> Its stupid.
> The only reason to have a web interface is to make the dumb people feel more
> comfortable. And do you really want the dumb people f'ing around with your
> map server? No! I say no, use a text file that the dumb people are afraid
> to touch. If they cant pass the test of learning the syntax then they
> should not be allowed to play! Dont make it easy for them to mess up.
> Whew.. I feel better. Guess I have some issues I need to work through. :-)
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