Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The apt-get dream is getting closer

As some of you already know, a new MapGuide LiveDVD is in the works, to be made available at FOSS4G 2010

Unlike the previous attempt, what excites me about this LiveDVD release is the surrounding work on having functional out-of-the-box binaries for Ubuntu Linux!

Building mapguide from source in linux has been a major source of pain and frustration and it is nice to have pre-built binaries to avoid all that mess.

There's still some hurdles to overcome, but sudo apt-get install mapguideopensource is that much closer to reality.

On a sidenote: full credit to Trevor Wekel from OTX Systems for spearheading this initiative. Please consider donating to support some of his other initiatives, among which is to have a stable GDAL raster provider, which is something we could all do with.

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