[mapguide-internals] mgos 2.1 state

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Mon May 4 22:50:03 EDT 2009

I don't really have a vested interest in good Linux builds, other than the quality and life it will bring to the project, but IMO the FDO install story would be a good place to start.  

There's already an RFC (http://trac.osgeo.org/fdo/wiki/FDORfc21 and now that FDO 3.4 has been branched it's a great time to get in there and start making it happen.  Once this is proven with FDO, moving on to MapGuide is a logical next step.

There's an RFC for MapGuide too:

Helio has already done a lot of the work required for this; hopefully he's up for helping out if there are others who want to pitch in.


From: Jackie Ng
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 7:47 PM
To: mapguide-internals at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [mapguide-internals] mgos 2.1 state

Absolutely agreed. The Linux user story is quite woefully bad right now.
Ideally we should have binary rpm and/or apt packages. Is creating
distributable binaries that much more difficult in Linux?

I still dream of the day I can go:

sudo apt-get install mapguideopensource-x.y.z

Instead of having to build from source and tremble in fear at gcc's cryptic
compiler error messages :-)

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