[MapProxy] Re: Porting MapProxy to Java

Oliver Tonnhofer olt at omniscale.de
Thu Jul 15 04:10:43 EDT 2010

On 14.07.2010, at 21:51, Pascal Bihler wrote:
> Java is great for a lot of use cases, since Python is not as  
> widespread as java is (and honestly I don't really understand what  
> happens with all this virtualenv stuff :) ).

It is different from Java but not really difficult. virtualenv keeps  
all the installed Python packages separate from you system. If you  
only want to use MapProxy on your system and nothing else written in  
Python, than you can just call `easy_install MapProxy`.
There are lots of information available on python packaging: http://guide.python-distribute.org/ 
  and we also offer workshops ;)

> We would be happy to switch to a Java based version...

There is Jython, that lets you run Python applications in the JVM. You  
can even build single .war files that contain all dependencies. The  
only caveat, C-based dependencies are not working with Jython. So both  
PIL and py-proj are missing, but we are writing wrapper that emulate  
both libraries.


Oliver Tonnhofer <olt at omniscale.de>
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