[OSGeo-Discuss] is TileCache alive ?

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at crschmidt.net
Wed Sep 1 06:58:18 PDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 09:06:42AM -0400, John Callahan wrote:
> I was also just looking into tile caching options and had exactly the same
> question.  It looks like the latest version (2.10) was released back in Jan
> 2009, and the readme is dated Dec 2007.  It would also need to update the
> use of mod_python, which I read development had stopped a while ago.

I'm not sure why the fact that the software hasn't been released since 
18 months ago makes it dead. There have not been any bugs reported that
neccesitate a new release, so far as I'm aware. (If you're aware of one,
you can feel free to bring it to the mailing list.)

WSGI support was available since 1.4 or so, so if you'd like to use 
mod_wsgi with TileCache, you can. I still use mod_python, and no one
has offered a significant patch to the documentation to improve the 
documentation for various mechanisms.

While TileCache may be a somewhat idle project, it's far from dead: I am
actively maintaining the community resources, and handling questions to the
mailing list in the same way that I always have. 

TileCache is simple, and easy to set up. It is used to serve literally
millions of tiles every day by at least dozens of deployments (my guess
is that it's more like hundreds). It doesn't solve every problem for
every user, but it provides a simple framework and has been extended and
abused for many many things, and I don't see that changing any time

Christopher Schmidt
Web Developer

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