[mapserver-dev] mapmygis.c

Steve Lime Steve.Lime at dnr.state.mn.us
Tue Nov 4 16:36:10 EST 2008

I'm doing a bit of chatting with the author of that code with regards to incubation and hopefully
Atilla will be ok with this. I'm hoping to clean up mapimagemap.c as well...

So another solid +1...


>>> On 11/4/2008 at 3:28 PM, in message <4910BE64.1040808 at mapgears.com>, Daniel
Morissette <dmorissette at mapgears.com> wrote:
> Stephen Woodbridge wrote:
>> Paul Ramsey wrote:
>>> I come not to praise mapmygis.c, but to bury it.
>>> - It has no maintainer.
>>> - It operates on a model of spatial in MySQL (features in blobs) that
>>> has been super-ceded by the official spatial implementation that has
>>> now been there for 5 years.
>>> - It confuses people into thinking that *it* is the real MySQL spatial
>>> support in Mapserver, when the real support is via OGR.
>>> - It is deeply ugly code, and now that the mappostgis.c code it was
>>> based on is retired, I can freely say that. The longer it is there,
>>> the more likely some unwitting soul will template something on it.
>>> (See mapmssql2008.c)
>>> I move that we re-move.
>>> +1 Paul!
>> +1, contingent on there not being a revolt on the users list for this 
>> action.
> +1 here too with the same caveat...
> Daniel

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