[OpenLayers-Dev] UI Framework for OpenLayers
tschaub at openplans.org
Wed Mar 12 23:38:33 EDT 2008
> I have seen some inconsistent information in the mailing lists and blog posts
> and I wanted to get the correct answer.
> Is there a plan to include a UI framework into the OL library that would
> make mapfish / mapbuilder style widgets part of OL?
No. OpenLayers excels as a mapping library. We provide a few basic
controls with UI components that help in building simple web
applications that use maps - but I don't think anybody would say that we
want to become a one-stop shop (a single library for all frontend web
Ideally, I think OpenLayers would be integrated into a handful of other
libraries and easy to incorporate into many others.
I would even be happy if OpenLayers were broken into smaller packages -
though I don't think there is real demand for that now.
> Is the plan to get rid of any direct links with any UI Framework in the OL
Are there links with any UI Frameworks in the OL library currently? If
you're thinking of the Rico code, I would be happy to dispose of that -
assume that others (might) agree.
> Thanks for any information
> Matt Priour
> Kestrel Computer Consulting
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