Monday, 10 February 2014

Announcing: MapGuide Open Source 2.6 Preview Release 2

With FDO finally in sync with MapGuide in terms of VS compiler, we are now finally able to put out another preview release of MapGuide Open Source 2.6

Apart from a newer build of Fusion, this release has no new features over the first preview release, but includes updated web tier components:
  • PHP 5.5.3
  • Apache httpd 2.4.6
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.42
All of MapGuide and its dependent components are now built with the same Visual Studio 2012 C++ compiler, meaning from an installer perspective, we no longer need to carry Visual C++ 2008 and 2010 runtime libraries as nothing we install is built with any of these compilers anymore.

All of these changes have a major impact on MapGuide installation, configuration and deployment, which is why we've put out this preview release, so that you (the interested user/tester) can help us check and verify that all our installation/configuration bases have been covered.

And in case this wasn't apparent, as a result of everything moving to VS 2012 we no longer support Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 as an installation target. If you need to use MapGuide on either one of these OSes, you'll have to stick with the 2.5 release.

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