[OpenLayers-Dev] MapFish

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 22:12:43 EDT 2007

Looks very interesting.

Quick questions.
I couldn't find a reference to a license on the home page. What will you 
be using?

My first thoughts when I look between server and client is "Should 
standard protocols be used". Do you see use of OGC Standards to be 
appropriate here?
Or are some of your interfaces appropriate to put forward as a standard?

Eric Lemoine wrote:
> 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/>
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Cameron Shorter
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