MapGuide RFC 155 - Upgrade Apache, Tomcat and PHP

This page contains a 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 Date7 Mar 2016
Last Modified7 Mar 2016
AuthorJackie Ng
RFC Statusdraft
Implementation Statuspending
Proposed Milestone3.1,3.0.1,2.6.2
Assigned PSC guide(s)(when determined)
Voting History(vote date)
no vote


This RFC proposes to upgrade Apache, Tomcat and PHP to the latest versions:

  • Apache: 2.4.18
  • PHP: 5.5.33
  • Tomcat: 7.0.68


From a security standpoint, our public-facing web tier components should be regularly kept up to date. New versions of Apache, Tomcat and PHP have been released since the previous RFC

Proposed Solution

Upgrade Apache to 2.4.18. Windows binaries will be sourced from Apache Lounge

Upgrade PHP to 5.5.33. Windows binaries will be sourced from

Upgrade Tomcat to 7.0.68. We are staying on the 7.x series so that our Java installation requirements do not have to change for this release of MapGuide.

As the 3.0 releases and 2.6 releases have been using the same series of Apache/PHP/Tomcat, the 3.0 and 2.6 open source branches will also be recipients of this component upgrade.


None. These new component updates are all bug fix releases.

Test Plan

Build and run on Windows and Linux. Ensure that components using PHP or Java function as before:

  • The PHP AJAX Viewer
  • The Java AJAX Viewer
  • The PHP backend for Fusion trunk
  • The MapGuide Site Administrator
  • The Feature Source schema report.

Verify all tests pass with the existing MapGuide API PHP test runner.

Funding / Resources


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