[mapguide-internals] MapStudio OS

Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S ks at geograf.dk
Tue Sep 18 15:08:50 EDT 2007

I hope that it will at least be a viable alternative to WebStudio.
But it is very nice that it actually runs on mon without testing!
Thanks for testing :D

Regards, Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S

Paul Spencer skrev:
> Hi  Kenneth,
> this is great stuff!  I'm looking forward to the day this can replace 
> web studio :)
> FWIW, it does work on Mac OS X (ppc) using mono, but the interface is 
> somewhat unattractive ;)  Damn gtk widgets!
> Cheers
> Paul
> On 17-Sep-07, at 3:24 AM, Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S wrote:
>> 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 GEOGRAF A/S.
>> -- 
>> Regards, Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S
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