[mapguide-internals] Release of MGOS 1.2.0

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Fri Jun 22 09:19:55 EDT 2007

+1 Paul

On 22-Jun-07, at 12:03 AM, Jason Birch wrote:

> Well...  :)
> I guess I'm a +0 as long as we have a story for raster stability.   
> If I have to go to a +1 to pass it I will (do we have enough  
> voters?), but I'm not especially enthusiastic about it.  My fear is  
> that we end up with a worst case (1.2.1 is not feasible) and some  
> of the problems require changes in the MapGuide source.
> I think part of my lack of enthusiasm can be attributed to the  
> public communication levels I've felt over the last month or so.   
> It's a bit like waiting for a locomotive in a dark tunnel.  It's OK  
> to a certain extent, because the train is super cool and going to  
> some really exciting places, but it still makes me nervous. ;)
> I think that we need to look at how reliant we are on your internal  
> infrastructure to build and package release versions of MGOS.   
> We're already highly reliant on your development efforts (duh) but  
> this is something that I might actually be able to do something  
> about.  If I manage to stop over-commiting myself, I'm going to  
> start investigating packagers like NSIS.  I have InstallShield at  
> work, but I'd hate to not be able to share the configuration in any  
> kind of useful way.
> I'd also really like to take Mateusz and Helio up on their offers  
> to help with continuous builds (buildbot -- maybe it could give us  
> nightly snapshots too?) and a more flexible build system (cmake)  
> respectively.  I'm not sure that we would be able to pull these  
> efforts together in time for 1.3, but that sure would be nice.
>> From your perspective, is it a non-starter to embark on a process  
>> that will likely end up creating a divergence between the way that  
>> MGOS and MGE are packaged and installed?  A professionally built  
>> installer package could be part of your value proposition I  
>> guess... :)
> I hope this doesn't come off as too much of a rant.  I remain ultra- 
> commited to the MGOS project, I just have some concerns.
> Jason
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> Fukushima
> Sent: Thu 2007-06-21 4:51 PM
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> Subject: RE: [mapguide-internals] Release of MGOS 1.2.0
> OK, but who's going to commit to creating the 1.2.1 release.   
> Although,
> I think the chances are pretty good that we could squeeze one in if
> required, I can't guarantee that we will do one. It looks like  
> Bruce and
> I are just doing some risk mitigation here: best case a 1.2.1 release,
> worst case a patched DLL.
> So you approving 1.2.0 or not? :)
> Tom
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|Paul Spencer                          pspencer at dmsolutions.ca    |
|Chief Technology Officer                                         |
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