[Mapbender-users] summary: Mapbender IRC Meeting Nov 12, 2007

Christoph Baudson (WhereGroup) christoph.baudson at wheregroup.com
Tue Nov 13 04:13:41 EST 2007

This is a short summary of Monday's IRC meeting, see


log file: http://logs.qgis.org/mapbender/%23mapbender.2007-11-12.log

Please join our next meeting on Monday, Nov 19, 1700 UTC+1


Roll Call

Arnulf, Christoph, Marc, Melchior, Uli

Element vars

We were discussing the necessity of variable types for element vars (if 
you don't know what element vars are, see 
http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Element_var). Now, there's only one 
type (string), and the scripts parse it they way they want.

There were some pros and cons for the introduction of types:
- interface might become more complicated
+ type safety in scripts
+ arrays are hard to handle at the moment

Marc had written a small JS conversion function that he will send to the 

See the previous email discussion at 

In the end, we also discussed introducing an object storing element 
vars, to avoid ambiguities, like


or even


We will continue to discuss at dev.

redesign of Tree GDE 2

Marc is working on a redesigned version of TreeGDE2, improving the following

*valid HTML output (no ids starting with numbers etc)
*using jQuery

He sent a link to a demo (login:tree21/password:tree21)


There were two open issues we discussed
* grouped layers
* use jQuery in main frame, not in module frame

Marc will keep us updated if he has any news. Thanks for your work so 
far, Marc.

If you are interested in joining (development or funding), take a look 
at http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Tree_GDE_2_redesign

Development sprint at FOSSGIS 2008

Michael was unable to attend the meeting; he told us before that he 
contacted the organizers and is waiting for a reply. Thanks for your 
initiative, Michael.

Performance of telascience server

No news on this topic. Please re-list in the agenda once relevant news 

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