[osgeo4w-dev] Re: MapFish packages

Eric Lemoine eric.c2c at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 11:57:29 EST 2009

Hi Frank

Thanks a lot for following up on the MapFish package.

Fredéric Junod fixed the issue you mentioned and uploaded a new
package as mapfish_framework-1.0.2.tar.bz2.

To test it, open an OSGeo4W console and enter:

paster create --overwrite --no-interactive --template=mapfish
SampleProject mapfishclientmfbasepath=C:\somepath

This should create a folder named SampleProject at the location you
entered the command.

Hope it'll work as I expect it to work :-) (If it does then our next
step will be to provide a mapfish_client package with the MapFish

Thanks again.


2009/1/13, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>:
> Eric Lemoine wrote:
>> Hi all
>> As discussed on #osgeo the MapFish developers would be interested in
>> having MapFish packages into the OSGeo4W distribution. We see this
>> both as a contribution to OSGeo4W and as way for us to have an
>> easy-install-on-windows story.
>> We've thought about two packages:
>> - mapfish_client: the JS library along usage examples (based on
>> OpenLayers and Ext)
>> - mapfish_framework: the Python web-mapping development framework
>> (based on Pylons)
>> The two packages are independent.
>> The first package shouldn't be a problem, since I anticipate it would
>> resemble the OpenLayers and Gmap packages.
>> The second package worried us a bit more, so we decided to work on
>> that one first. The package we've come up with is available in
>> <http://dev.mapfish.org/osgeo4w/>. We haven't tested it with the
>> installer, our testing has been limited to unarchiving it in the apps/
>> dir and manualy running the postinstall script.
> Eric,
> I have loaded the package on the server and regenerated the setup.ini.
> It lives in http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/release/mapfish with a
> subdirectory for the framework package.
> I did a test install and it went ok but i don't know how to test it.
> Looking at the ini file:
> warmerda at gdal3200% cat mapfish_framework.bat
> set
> PYTHONPATH=PYTHONPATH;%OSGEO4W_ROOT%\apps\mapfish_framework-1.0\site-packages
> PATH=%OSGEO4W_ROOT%\apps\mapfish_framework-1.0\scripts;%PATH%
> I suspect it should be PYTHONPATH=%PYTHONPATH%;...
> I also sort of wonder if eventually we ought to consider factoring out
> some of the suporting python packages such as Shapely, sqlalchemy and
> Pylons.  But for now I think it is fine to bundle them in.
> I apologize for losing track of your post of availability over a month ago.
> I appreciate your reminder, as I'm keen to have MapFish in OSGeo4W.
> Best regards,
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