[mapguide-users] New Make Package tool is great

Andy Morsell amorsell at spatialgis.com
Sat Apr 8 19:28:59 EDT 2006

I agree that being able to specify the destination root folder would be
helpful.  With the current functionality, you have to be very careful on
both servers to ensure that your folder structure is amiable to importing
and exporting packages at the desirable levels.  If not done correctly, it
looks like it would be very easy to unintentionally overwrite an existing



From: Jason Birch [mailto:Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca] 
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 12:10 PM
To: users at mapguide.osgeo.org
Subject: RE: [mapguide-users] New Make Package tool is great

I agree, combined with the ability to specify external resources, this
feature makes it a lot easier to manage MapGuide sites.
In the spirit of my kids (never happy with what they've got) I'd like to
bounce an idea off the list:
- It would be useful to be able to load packages into a user-specified
branch of the repository, rather than at the root.  For instance, I could
set up a Library://Original/ and then load the Sheboygan package into that,
so it would look like Library://Original/Samples/Sheboygan
- As a complementary function, when making a package it would be useful to
have an option to "truncate tree" to a user-specified root.  For instance,
if exporting Library://Samples/Sheboygan, the package could be made as
Thoughts?  I don't imagine that this would be an easy change, but I think
there would be considerable value.


From: Andy Morsell [mailto:amorsell at spatialgis.com]
Sent: Sat 2006-04-08 11:49 AM
To: users at mapguide.osgeo.org
Subject: [mapguide-users] New Make Package tool is great

I just used the newly available Make Package option in the Admin tool and it
worked great.  I was able to create a package from a root folder on a
clients machine, download it to my local machine and put it in the Packages
folder and then loaded it through my local Admin tool.  I then checked
everything in Studio and it worked perfectly.  Thanks Autodesk for adding
this ability, it will definately make my job easier!

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