Version 6 (modified by rohitr, 13 years ago) ( diff )


MapGuide RFC 102 - Upgrading to Xqilla 2.2.4 and DBXML and removing it from the tree

This page contains an change request (RFC) for the MapGuide Open Source project. More MapGuide RFCs can be found on the RFCs page.


RFC Template Version(1.0)
Submission Date1 July 2010)
Last ModifiedRohit Razdan, 1 July 2010
AuthorRohit Razdan
RFC Statusdraft
Implementation Statuspending
Proposed Milestone2.3
Assigned PSC guide(s)Trevor Wekel
Voting History
no vote


This RFC proposes removal of Xqilla and Berkeley DBXML from the MapGuide source tree and attendant upgrade to versions 2.2.4 and DBXML 2.5.16


Continuing with the spirit of using native 3rd party components wherever possible, it is important that dbxml and xqilla be removed from the source tree and the user allowed to install them independently. This would be a more elegant solution and would allow frequent upgrades. This would also motivate us to pass our changes upstream.

Proposed Solution

I propose to allow the user to install Xqilla and DBXML independently, and if already installed to use those existing installation with Mapguide. This involves two steps

  • Modifying the configure file to include an option --with-dbxml=<install directory>. Default would be /usr . Using this option to configure the makefiles. These modules depend on dbxml source code. (Note that Xqilla is used just by DBXML, so no --with-xqilla option required. Note also that the upgrade for Xqilla requires Xerces and the upgrade is required for it to compile with Xerces 3.1)
    • ./Oem/
    • ./Server/src/Services/Resource/
    • ./Server/src/Services/Drawing/
    • ./Server/src/Core/
    • ./Web/src/JavaApi/
    • ./Web/src/CgiAgent/
    • ./Web/src/WebApp/
    • ./Web/src/PhpApi/
    • ./Common/Foundation/


None. Testing to be required to see that there are no unwanted 'side-effects'.

Test Plan

Use standard MapGuide unit tests.



Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.