Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of MapGuideRfc131


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  • MapGuideRfc131

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     2= !MapGuide RFC 131 - Deprecate eMap Mapping Service APIs =
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     4This page contains a change request (RFC) for the !MapGuide Open Source project.
     5More !MapGuide RFCs can be found on the [wiki:MapGuideRfcs RFCs] page.
     6
     7== Status ==
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     9||RFC Template Version||(1.0)||
     10||Submission Date||7 Feb 2013||
     11||Last Modified||7 Feb 2013||
     12||Author||Jackie Ng||
     13||RFC Status||draft||
     14||Implementation Status||draft||
     15||Proposed Milestone||2.5||
     16||Assigned PSC guide(s)||(when determined)||
     17||'''Voting History'''||(vote date)||
     18||+1||||
     19||+0||||
     20||-0||||
     21||-1||||
     22||no vote||||
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     24== Overview ==
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     26This RFC proposes to deprecate some public Mapping Service APIs related to eMap DWF functionality.
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     28== Motivation ==
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     30MapGuide uses a somewhat ancient version of the DWF Toolkit (7.1). While we are still using this version of the DWF Toolkit, we lack the ability to support DWFx files, 64-bit Linux and possibly fix many DWF-related issues in MapGuide. While putting in a newer DWF Toolkit will solve these problems, it will break our eMap-related Mapping Service APIs as this support has been removed in versions of the DWF Toolkit since 7.1
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     32As such, we should give application developers some heads-up that eMap support will be going away in the future before going ahead with such a move.
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     34While such notice of DWF Viewer/eMap deprecation has been informal (evidenced by the various discussions on the matter on the mailing list), it has never been formalized in the API documentation. This RFC addresses that.
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     36== Proposed Solution ==
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     38Mark the following public APIs as deprecated:
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     40 * MgMappingService::GenerateMap
     41 * MgMappingService::GenerateMapUpdate
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     43Due to work on [wiki:MapGuideRfc129 MapGuide RFC 129], doxygen {{{\deprecated}}} markers applied to these methods will transfer down to .net and Java and trigger necessary .net/Java compiler warnings.
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     45If/when we do upgrade our internal copy of the DWF Toolkit, these APIs will have to be removed as they will no longer function.
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     47== Implications ==
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     49This RFC is just an official warning to application developers that eMap support is ending and will be removed in a future release of MapGuide. No actual APIs are removed.
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     51== Test Plan ==
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     53N/A
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     55== Funding / Resources ==
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     57Community