[Live-demo] Re: Mapserver on the OSGeo Live DVD

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 13:35:31 PDT 2010

Thanks for converting the docs, they are looking good. I'll respond in a 
separate email with tips about content.

With regards to the behaviour of mapserver icons, I think the icon 
should be starting mapserver rather than the mapserver documentation. 
(People expect to see a running application when they select the 
mapserver icon, not be taken to the documentation)

Eg: Have a look at behaviour of the other Server applications, like 
GeoServer has a start and stop icon. The start will take you to the 
GeoServer configuration web site. I suggest doing something similar.

On 24/07/10 04:13, Alan Boudreault wrote:
> Hi Cameron,
> I've created the rst file for mapserver overview. The only thing to do now
> would be to modify the link in the Menu Education, which is supposed to open
> that overview (was before the .html).
> Thanks,
> Alan
> On July 7, 2010 07:31:54 pm Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Alan, I'm planning to completely revamp the documentation building
>> section (which was a bit of a hack) to make use of Sphinx and RST. Jody
>> is building proposed templates now and I'm expecting to present them for
>> review within a day or 2 and be finalised by the end of the week.
>> So I suggest you revisit this question next week and see if it still
>> makes sense.
>> Alan Boudreault wrote:
>>> Hi Cameron,
>>> I've tested the live dvd rc1. It seems that the descriptions pages hasn't
>>> been updated. It it automatic? I had updated the files in the svn.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Alan
>>> On June 30, 2010 04:23:17 pm Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>> On 01/07/10 01:56, Alan Boudreault wrote:
>>>>> Hi Cameron,
>>>>> I've updated the mapserver install script, demo stuff and html
>>>>> documentation. It's committed in SVN. Unfortunately, I have been forced
>>>>> to remove the gmap demo from the livedvd, since it is not yet
>>>>> compatible with php 5.3. It should be back in the next version.
>>>>> SpreadSheet updated, testing procedure too.
>>>>> regards,
>>>>> Alan
>>>> Thanks Alan,
>>>> Next step is to ask you to test that mapserver works as expected in the
>>>> next release with you fixes, which should be early next week.
>>>> And at that time I'll also be asking projects to provide Quickstart and
>>>> Project Overview documentation according to a template we are working
>>>> on.

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