It's been a long winding road up to this point, but it has finally arrived. MapGuide Open Source 2.1 is now in beta!
Get the MGOS 2.1 beta 1 installer here
So what's new in this release?
Brand New Installer
Here is main reason why 2.1 took so long to get out the door.
The first thing you will notice when installing MapGuide Open Source 2.1 is the new wix-based,OSGeo-branded installer, developed with the combined efforts of Jason Birch, Kenneth Skovhede and myself.
There is no more separate Server and Web Extensions installers, they are now both integrated into the same installer. It functions just like the old one, but with more extras. You should get a much better and more flexible installation experience than with previous releases.
Unfortunately for this release, a reboot is mandatory after installation completes. We are looking at ways to avoid this in the next release.
A side-benefit of this new installer is that we now have the infrastructure in place to produce more frequent releases, once that build server is up and running at full operational capacity, we can start to see nightly/weekly MapGuide builds for testers or those who like to live on the edge.
Also the installer is localization-ready. Translating the installer is a piece of cake.
Please note that the installer will require at least 1.5 GB of free space during installation.
MapGuide also comes with the latest release of Fusion, which has undergone major architectural changes to not only simplify the codebase but to also have better performance. The 5 mapguide templates have also undergone a makeover in the visual department. IMO, Slate 2.0 looks damn hot!
- The legend now displays which layers are selectable. These layers can have their selectability toggled just by clicking the selectable icon (indicated by a mouse arrow pointer in the legend).