I'm happy to announce the first beta release of MapGuide Maestro 4.0
This first beta contains 2 new groundbreaking features, which have already been covered previously:
- Support for connecting to multiple sites
- Support for a new connection type backed by the new mg-desktop library. Unfortunately, this feature is windows only and thus is only included in the windows installer. This feature is omitted from the zip distribution.
The multi-site feature majorly affects most workflows in Maestro and as a result of the yet-to-be-stabilized nature of this new feature, I will only recommend you download this release for testing and feedback purposes only
You may also notice a significant increase in the windows installer size (84MB). This is due to the inclusion of the full set of CS-Map coordinate system dictionary files that is required by the new local connection mode feature. I wish CS-Map stored its thousands of coordinate systems in a more space-efficient manner! Anyway, I am pondering whether to offer the new local connection feature as a separate download or keep it bundled it with the NSIS installer as I have done for this beta release. Let me know what you think.
This beta can reside side-by-side with older versions. The new local connection mode also shouldn't conflict or clash with any existing MapGuide Open Source or AIMS installations