[mapguide-internals] MapStudio OS

Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S ks at geograf.dk
Mon Sep 17 15:50:27 EDT 2007

I have thought about it. I think the basic structure with a tree on the 
left and editor on the right is fairly common.

Perhaps some of the editors, ea. for layer etc. might be a little too close.
On the other hand I think that it is also close to WebStudio, but the 
use of Windows Controls make them apear less common.

The fields that should be present, are fixed from the MapGuide server 
project, which removes some of the freedom, interface wise.

I will try to reorganize the interface to be less "MapGuide Studio" like 
for a formal release.

Thank you for the feedback.

Regards, Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S

Andy Morsell skrev:
>  This looks great, but I'm wondering if you shouldn't have some concerns
> about potential copyright issues?  Your interface looks very similar to
> Autodesk MapGuide Studio, and while I know you wrote all of the underlying
> code from the ground-up, Autodesk may have some issues with the GUI.  I
> highly doubt that anyone at Autodesk involved in the project from a
> developer perspective will have issues and will welcome this addition to the
> project, but someone in sales, marketing, or legal may not be so
> understanding.
> Andy Morsell, P.E.
> Spatial Integrators, Inc.
> http://www.SpatialGIS.com
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> Hi list.
> I have a feeling that the main barrier for newcomers to the MapGuide Open
> Source project, is the fact that they have to start out purchasing Autodesk
> MapGuide Studio.
> I also want to customize certain aspects in Autodesk MapGuide Studio, such
> as extra "bult in" menus and the like. Autodesk has replied that they do not
> currently support this.
> I have been looking at WebStudio, but it lacks some features, notable the
> WebLayout feature. I also dislike web applications for operations that I do
> more than occasionally.
> On top of that, browser security restrictions limits the possible potential
> for the application.
> To remedy all of the above, I have created a standalone GUI application,
> that looks a bit like MapGuide Studio, and supports some of the things
> MapGuide Studio supports.
> I have released the application under the LGPL license, so that a third
> party company (ea. Autodesk), may redistribute the binaries, packed with
> proprietary extensions.
> The application has most of the framework ready, and has basic editors for
> layer, layout, map and featuresource. Some functions are still missing, like
> line width, point styling on symbol libraries, layer draw order etc.
> Some things do work, like creating a featuresource, layer, map and layout.
> It does not have a preview functionality yet.
> The code is written in managed C#, .Net 1.1. It should work on mono, but
> there are some missing functionality in System.Windows.Forms, so it might
> not.
> It contains a fully independant client library that uses only the Web API,
> and fully managed code.
> If anyone wants to contribute to the project, I am open for questions to the
> code.
> I have written a page with some pros and cons for the project:
> http://www.hexad.dk/opensource/mapstudio.html
> The page contains screenshots, binaries and source code.
> I would like this project to eventually become part of the MapGuide Open
> Source project (or at least the OSGeo website).
> How do I apply for that?
> Please note that this project is my own hobby project, and is unrelated to
> --
> Regards, Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S
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