[mapguide-internals] Participation in FOSS4G WMS Shoot-out

Jason Birch jason at jasonbirch.com
Thu May 20 19:12:21 EDT 2010

I certainly have no objections to participating if there's someone who
has time to run with it, but I unfortunately do not (though I would
hope to be able to free up time to help).  Zac, if you have time I'd
be happy to start a vote to give you official sanction (whatever that

On 2010-05-19, Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at mapgears.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the answer Bruce.
> So it seems that there is no technical reason stopping MapGuide from
> participating in the WMS Shoot-out. Of course there is the question of
> availability of resources which I fully appreciate since it's an issue
> for all of us.
> The benchmarking team is already late on its schedule and needs formal
> answers/commitments from all teams ASAP. Could we get an official answer
> from the MapGuide Dev/PSC team? Everybody would love if MapGuide could
> join the fun, but if that's not possible then the benchmarking team
> would like to have an official answer that they can refer to when they
> have to explain in front of ~1,000 people why software A, B or C was not
> involved.
> Thanks, and sorry for being persistent. I promise it's the last time I ask.
> Daniel
> Bruce Dechant wrote:
>> MapGuide supports WMS up to and including version 1.1.1
>> Thanks,
>> Bruce
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:mapguide-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel
>> Morissette
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:27 AM
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>> Cc: Jeff McKenna
>> Subject: [mapguide-internals] Re: Participation in FOSS4G WMS Shoot-out
>> Hi Jason,
>> (Sorry for the late reply, I am subscribed to the list only in digest
>> mode and sometimes may miss some replies. If you CC me then I can reply
>> right away.)
>> FYI SLD is not a requirement, as long as you configure your server to
>> use the specified styles (line width, colors, etc).
>> Also, the tests use WMS version 1.1.1, and only with very basic GetMap
>> calls. Which version of WMS does MapGuide support?
>> Daniel
>> Jason Birch wrote:
>>> I'd love to see this happen, but I don't think we have the resources to
>>> dedicate to participating or to fixing any issues that were highlighted,
>>> which would be even more important.
>>> I have a feeling that this benchmark would expose considerable weaknesses
>>> in
>>> MapGuide, some of which we care about (raster stability), others not so
>>> much
>>> (shapefile performance), and things like our lack of SLD or newer WMS
>>> version support may mean that we can't even participate even if we wanted
>>> to.
>>> Thoughts?
>>> Jason
>> --
>> Daniel Morissette
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