[osgeo4w-dev] osgeo4w - Mapbender integration

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Mar 13 10:52:20 EDT 2008

Hello Astrid,

I am glad to hear you are interested in maintaining the Mapbender 
package for osgeo4w.  Assefa and I worked yesterday on modifying the 
installer for the ms4w-packages, and in fact you can grab a new 
setup.exe (http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/osgeo4w-setup.exe) which 
points to the "MapServer OGC Web Services Workshop" package (which was 
also an ms4w add-on package).  So you can download that bzip package for 
that ogc workshop and follow its structure, which is very similar to the 
ms4w structure for your Mapbender package 
(http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/release/).  My goal is to port all 
MS4W add-on packages, so your timing is great.  You should follow the 
packaging instructions (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo4W_Packaging) 
and then let one of us know when you are ready to move the package to 
the download server.

I'd like to see the following MS4W packages as part of OSGeo4W, with a 
package maintainer/volunteer for each...so everyone please volunteer 
like Astrid!  :

ArcIMS emulator (?)
Chameleon (me)
dBox MapServer (?)
FIST (?)
Fusion (Assefa)
GeoMOOSE (Brian Fischer)
ka-Map (me)
Mapbender (Astrid),
MapServer Itasca Demo (me)
OpenLayers (?)
Gmap (me)
p.mapper (?)

     ? means that I have been packaging it for MS4W.  And if no 
volunteers step up for osgeo4w I will continue to package them.

thanks again Astrid!


Astrid Emde (WhereGroup) wrote:
> Hello,
> we would like to integrate Mapbender as well to osgeo4w. It is already 
> in the ms4w package as an additional application.
> http://maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=RELEASE_mapbender.html
> Where will the mapbender directory in the osgeo4w package be? Mapbender 
> is refered by an apache alias in the http.d directory, so the file 
> location is flexible.
> Mapbender needs a PostgreSQL database. It would be great if the 
> installer could create this already.
> I am not so much into packaging buisiness, so I would like to ask you 
> about the possibilities. And maybe you can give me some information what 
> I can do to get Mapbender integrated.
> best regards astrid

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