[Mapbender-dev] ms4w and Mapbender - provide some information about Mapbender

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sat Aug 12 07:24:48 PDT 2017

Hi Astrid,

Comments inline below:

On 2017-08-11 3:28 AM, Astrid Emde wrote:
> Hello Jeff,
> I had a workshop wit ms4w and mapbender this week.
> Worked fine.

Great! thanks for this feedback, I am glad it worked for you.

> I only ran into trouble when we wanted to update Mapbender and run he 
> app/console commands which seams not to be possible with php fcgi.
> We downloaded php in the end and used the php.exe to rund the 
> app/console commands.

It would be very helpful to me if you could file an MS4W ticket and 
state the exact commands and the problems that you had, and then I can 
fix that for the next release.  Please file the ticket at 

> Now the question is:
> 1. can we provide a description at ms4w page somewhere? Or did I miss 
> this page?
> http://www.ms4w.com/README_INSTALL.html#

Yes of course.  You can see a list of the applications at 
http://www.ms4w.com/README_INSTALL.html#ms4w-applications but if you 
want more details added, please send me the notes in Restructured Text 
format (.txt) and I will add it to that README (so it will be visible 
both online, and included in each installation).

> 2. Can we provide a text-file in the download package to provide 
> important information?

yes, definitely.  A normal .txt file is perfect.  I will include that in 
the Mapbender3 package.

> 3. Can we provide information about Mapbender3 here?
> http://www.ms4w.com/download.html

yes, maybe your questions 1) and 3) can be combined: provide me a 
restructured text file containing Mapbender3 notes, and I can point to 
that inside the README, and also point to it on the download page.  Is 
that ok?

> ms4w makes it easy to use Mapbender and get it running. But if you want 
> more complex features (new database, search, digitizer, your own 
> template) you will need some background information.
> What do you think?

Agreed. Let me know how to proceed.

thanks for this momentum! :)


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

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