Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Announcing: MapGuide Maestro 5.1

Here's a new release of Maestro just in time for Christmas!

Here's an overview of the goodies in this release.

XML Editor element completion

The XML editor now supports completion of valid XML elements

Map Definition Editor improvements

The Map Definition editor now uses a PropertyGrid for editing common properties. This allows us to enable selection of multiple layers and/or groups and be able to batch edit properties of these selected layers/groups.

Also for a single selected layer, we've added a shortcut to open the referenced Layer Definition in an editor.

SDK Changes

If you build applications using the Maestro API and use the LocalNative connection provider, we've now included the Maestro API test runner in the SDK so you can do basic validation and verification of the connection provider.

Also we've added support in the ProviderTemplate tool to build your connection provider in debug mode

If you don't know what this tool does. Stay tuned for a blog post where I explain what this tool does.

Other Changes

The Resource ID address bar now has an XML editor option. Useful for viewing and editing session-based resources.

The Create Package dialog now has a button to read resource ids from a text file

Upward and downward references in the Resource Properties dialog can now be opened in an editor

And of course, this release includes plenty of bug fixes since the 5.0.1 release.


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

New mg-desktop binaries

As mg-desktop builds tails off of the MapGuide builds. Here's a new mg-desktop release as well.

This release has the following changes:

Legend Fixes

The legend plotting fixes in MapGuide Open Source 2.5.2 have been ported over to mg-desktop as well.

In addition, the legend component of the viewer library now properly handles all possible permutations of single/multiple basic/composite styles in your Layer Definitions. If your layers are using Basic Stylization, this problem wouldn't have been apparent. But if you used lots of layers with Advanced Stylization, this problem would've stuck out like a sore thumb until now.


The viewer library now includes a Generic Redlining component to give your mg-desktop application out-of-the-box redlining capabilities. It's modelled on the same design as the Fusion Redlining widget.

You can grab this release of mg-desktop from the downloads page or from NuGet.

Announcing: MapGuide Open Source 2.5.2

Here's another point release of the 2.5 series of MapGuide Open Source.

This release contains some DWF and legend image (not icon) rendering fixes, the latter of which was critical in order to make the new QuickPlot enhancements in Fusion 2.6 not suck should you choose to install it to replace the bundled copy of Fusion in this release.

On Linux, this release also fixes the issue of certain RDBMS FDO providers missing from the installation packages. Linux builds are still cranking and will be available shortly after the windows builds, which are now available in the link below.