[mapserver-users] testing mapserver large files rendering improvements

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Thu May 15 11:49:12 EDT 2008

It gets better... since most of our power users are on Linux, this
feature will never kick in for them: apache won't have write access to
their data directories. And since most of our new users on our
Windows, this feature will kick in for most of them.

But I'd like to hear from more users, otherwise it's just us monkeys
nattering to each other.


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at cleverelephant.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Stephen Woodbridge
> <woodbri at swoodbridge.com> wrote:
>> -1 on magic happens.
>>   1) performance issues if the files already exist
> None.
>>   2) what if the filesystem is readonly
> Do nothing.
>>   3) what if the filesystem overflows
> Back out.
>>   4) etc
> It's not like this is un-precedented, ArcView3 merrily plops useful
> index files down next to .shp when it is asked to run ops that need
> indexes. It doesn't run slow and force you to figure out you need to
> run the "Create Index" option.
> In my mind, we should do the right thing by default, and give the
> power users the option to opt out, rather than forcing everyone to
> become a power user to achieve something as basic as indexed file
> access.
> P.

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