[Mapserver-dev] Proprietary Formats
alans at wunderground.com
Thu Jan 15 13:17:29 EST 2004
It would be nice to have a generic way to add formats.. Although, I think
it could be done in C to conform to the rest of Mapserver. It would be
nice to simplify the code and change the current database connectors, etc.
to use the generic API. (Function pointer table?)
415-543-5021 x 103
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Ned Harding wrote:
> I am about to start adding support for a proprietary format or 2 into
> Mapserver that my company would need to start fully utilizing MapServer.
> It all looks pretty straight forward, but I wanted to do it in a generic way
> that might help other people, not hurt. I was thinking about adding a
> single new CONNECTIONTYPE that would look like PLUGIN(PluginName) that would
> route through a C++ pure virtual base class that could be registered at run
> time. The plugins would be added to a linked list (or a hash map) so that
> multiple could be instantiated at the same time.
> I would isolate the C++ code to a separate module so that it would not
> require a c++ compiler to build MapServer without this feature.
> This would make it much easier for 3rd party developers to add addition
> formats for specific instances of MapServer without having to touch the core
> Comments and advice would be appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Ned Harding
> Chief Technology Officer
> SRC - Extending the Reach of Micromarketing
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