[mapserver-users] Mapserver and Windows
pkishor at GeoAnalytics.com
Tue Apr 9 13:01:53 EDT 2002
ed makes the most sensible points here...
there are a couple of issues though... and since no one else has mentioned
them, I am wondering if I am wrong in assuming thus --
- If you want to use Perl/Mapscript, it has not been known to compile and
run well on Windows.
- If you want to use PHP/Mapscript, you have to make sure your Apache is
capable of dynamically loading the php_mapscript.dll... in most cases (at
least that's what I did), one just grabs the pre-built Apache binary from
apache.org website, and that is built so it can't load dlls dynamically.
and just to counter one of ed's assumptions... we are a primarily windows
operation, however, I think only one machine in the entire company has the C
compiler loaded. All *nix boxes by default have the compilers installed.
my mapserver is running on a red hat box, and I do my application
development on a Windoze 2k connected to the mapserver box that is sharing
its drives using Samba. I use jEdit (from jedit.org) for development, and I
can take the scripts home and work seamlessly on my iBook at home using
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed McNierney [mailto:ed at topozone.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 11:05 AM
> To: Stefano Bonnin; mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu
> Subject: RE: [mapserver-users] Mapserver and Windows
> Stefano -
> A LOT depends on what operating systems you are experienced
> with and able to support. As has been mentioned, Windows
> doesn't include many of the development tools that come with
> Unix. But if you are already a Windows operation you're
> going to have those tools already. If you don't, it's not
> worth buying and learning them.
> The skill and expertise associated with running either
> Windows or Unix is VERY important for any Web server
> operation. If you know how to use and manage one system
> better than the other, that's likely to be the better choice.
> We run MapServer on Linux and Windows 2000, and they're
> mostly (in my opinion) just different. Each has advantages
> and disadvantages and neither one stands out as clearly
> better than the other.
> - Ed
> Ed McNierney
> Chief Mapmaker
> ed at topozone.com
> (978) 251-4242
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefano Bonnin [mailto:shpr at libero.it]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 7:44 AM
> To: mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu
> Subject: [mapserver-users] Mapserver and Windows
> I have a simple question: which advantages I have if I use
> mapserver in a
> unix environment instead in a windows enviroment?
> In other words, are there more disadvantage if I use a
> windows environment
> (instead unix)?
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