[mapguide-internals] MapStudio OS

Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S ks at geograf.dk
Mon Sep 17 15:54:13 EDT 2007

Yes, I know that there are quite a few quirks.
One of them is that the resource is not really closed, after it gets 
closed :D

Thanks for your feedback.

Regards, Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S

Jason Birch skrev:
> Interesting stuff, Kenneth.  Good job.
> Seems to work fairly well so far.  A couple issues:
> - I have what is likely an older feature source definition that includes
> the FDO version number in the string.  When clicking on this feature
> source I get an exception.  It works fine in Autodesk MapGuide Studio
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> <FeatureSource xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
> xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
> xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="FeatureSource-1.0.0.xsd">
>   <Provider>OSGeo.SDF.3.1</Provider>
>   <Parameter>
>     <Name>File</Name>
>     <Value>%MG_DATA_FILE_PATH%City_Boundary.sdf</Value>
>   </Parameter>
>   <Parameter>
>     <Name>ReadOnly</Name>
>     <Value>TRUE</Value>
>   </Parameter>
> </FeatureSource>
> - It seems that after closing a window with the big red X, I can't open
> that resource again.
> And suggestions:
> - It would be nice if the tree menu was right-click enabled for
> cut/copy/paste.
> (ok, there's more, but it's a new app)
> As far as the project goes, I personally would like to see this in the
> MapGuide SVN/Trac area... We should probably talk about this at the f2f
> next week, but FDO has created a folder for Tools
> <http://trac.osgeo.org/fdo/browser/trunk/Tools> and I think it would be
> reasonable to have something like that under MapGuide as well, maybe
> directly under trunk.
> Jason
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> Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 00:25
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> Subject: [mapguide-internals] MapStudio OS
> 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
> --
> Regards, Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S
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