Saturday, 2 August 2014

Announcing: MapGuide Open Source 2.6 Final

Here it is! The final release of MapGuide Open Source 2.6

Here's the changes from RC2:
  • Fix: PHP deprecation warning in schema report feature/data preview
  • Fix: Cannot select search results in Fusion Search widget
It is with regret that we have to pull the CentOS 6.x build from this final release. There will not be a CentOS build of MapGuide 2.6 until we have found a solution for this issue of non-functional iconv APIs. While this issue is present, the CentOS build will not have a functional SHP FDO provider and that is too much of a deal-breaker. If you are on CentOS, you should either stay on the 2.5.2 release or help assist us in finding a solution for this issue.

A note for those who want to use custom GDAL binaries from gisinternals for ECW/MrSID support on Windows: You should probably hold off from upgrading to 2.6. MapGuide 2.6 was built with Visual C++ 2012, and so requires custom GDAL binaries that were also built with MSVC 2012. These binaries don't exist yet on gisinternals. You should keep an eye on this issue.

Since is the final release, I will also talk a bit in this post about the mg-desktop release that also coincides with this release.

mg-desktop now requires the Visual C++ 2012 runtime library as a pre-requisite for any application that you build with this release of mg-desktop. In terms of changes, there's only two real changes:
  • Configuration Documents with external path aliases are now supported
  • Fix: Layer watermarks will not be rendered for layers that are not visible

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