[Mapserver-dev] Mapserver Questions

Daniel Morissette morissette at dmsolutions.ca
Mon Jan 13 11:07:39 EST 2003

Jeremy Gwinnup wrote:
> - I know mapserver is not threadsafe, precluding its use in the dynamic
> php module. I saw on the mailing list that some work has been done to
> fix this, but it's not done yet. Who should I talk to to get the current
> status, or to offer help?

This list is the right place to ask.  Most of the work has been done to
resolve the most important issues, the next step with respect to the PHP
MapScript module is to cleanup php_mapscript.c to make sure it does its
initialization and cleanup properly.  This will imply a bit of research
to figure what is needed exactly (I just need time to be able to get to
that).  Then in theory the php_mapscript module should work inside the
PHP Apache DSO. 

I'm not sure how you can help at this point unless you are able to
analyse other PHP extensions (in php-4.3.x/ext/* in the PHP
distribution) and then find out what needs to be done to php_mapscript.c
to make it do its initialization and cleanup properly.

> - I've experimented with Tom Poindexter's tools to edit maps. Are there
> similar tools that are under development or being planned for other
> widget sets (Gtk+/ Qt / Motif)?

There is MapLab, a web-based tool to edit mapfiles and create
applications without any programming.  
See http://www2.dmsolutions.ca/webtools/maplab/index.html

 Daniel Morissette               morissette at dmsolutions.ca
 DM Solutions Group              http://www.dmsolutions.ca/

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