mrSID conversion on-the-fly
jmckenna at DMSOLUTIONS.CA
Fri Oct 12 10:13:26 EDT 2007
Andreas Albarello wrote:
>> Oh, and regarding MS4W: the mapserver people warn agains using it for
>> a "production" server, which is the case here. Are they just saying
>> that? You know any real reason not to?
> First time I hear that. Where did you read this? But yes, maybe it's not
> advisable to use the whole bloated package in production, as - my guess
> - it's not been tested in it's entirety. But I don't think there is
> anything wrong with using the MS4W mapserver + gdal, which is a
> thoroughly tested product, in production.
Well whoever told you that MS4W is not for a production environment is
incorrect. I think those "mapserver people" that told you that were
going off of an old statement that was on the MS4W page saying exactly
that, which was put there when MS4W was first created (in 2003) and
lingered on that page for many years. Since then MS4W has become very
stable, with well over 3,000 downloads a month, and used in many
production environments both in the government and private sectors. So
to answer your question, there is no reason to not use MS4W on a
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