[OpenLayers-Dev] MapFish

Eric Lemoine eric.c2c at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 15:07:46 EDT 2007

Hi OpenLayers dev!

The Camptocamp team will soon be releasing the first version of MapFish
(previously known as CartoWeb 4). Before the official (user) release, we want
to make MapFish available to developers, and in particular to the OpenLayers
dev community.

Keep in mind that this isn't a release, there's still things to be done,
including documentation and bug fixing.

MapFish aims to be an easy-to-use and extensible web GIS application. MapFish
is composed of two parts: MapFish Client and MapFish Server. MapFish Client is
based on OpenLayers.

For MapFish Client we've decided to move away from Dojo and use Ext [1] instead
as the GUI framework. We're quite pleased with this change, Ext gives us
satistaction in many respects: features, look and feel, documentation.
Our move to Ext isn't complete yet.

MapFish Server currently provides Python code based on gispython.org [2]
Shapely and GeoJSON. The MapFishSample code base provides examples on
how to use MapFish Server's Python code. MapFishSample uses the Pylons
framework [3], with SQLAlchemy [4] as the ORM. With MapFish Server, we
plan to build a a complete webmapping framework based on Pylons. Note
also that MapFish Server aims to be RESTful and as compatible as
possible with FeatureServer.

You can visit <http://www.mapfish.org> to know more about MapFish, check out
our demos, access the download page, register to the trac, register to the
mailing lists, etc.

We're looking forward to your feedback,

[1] <http://extjs.com/>
[2] <http://gispython.org/>
[3] <http://pylonshq.com/>
[4] <http://www.sqlalchemy.org/>

The MapFish dev team

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