MapGuide RFC 166 - Drop 32-bit builds for Windows

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RFC Template Version(1.0)
Submission Date9 Feb 2018
Last Modified17 Feb 2018
AuthorJackie Ng
RFC Statusadopted
Implementation Statuspending
Proposed Milestone4.0
Assigned PSC guide(s)(when determined)
Voting History(vote date)
no vote


This RFC proposes to drop 32-bit builds for Windows for the next major release of MapGuide Open Source.


Most computers today run on 64-bit operating systems. All Windows Servers today (that one would deploy MapGuide into a production windows environment) are only available in 64-bit only.

Given these factors, there is very little reason to keep releasing builds of MapGuide Open Source for 32-bit windows.

Proposed Solution

For MapGuide Open Source 3.3, we will only release an installer and InstantSetup bundle for 64-bit Windows only.

We will remove all related 32-bit installation artifacts from the windows installer project.


This only affects the Windows builds. For Linux, we will still produce 32-bit and 64-bit releases as MapGuide on 64-bit Linux still needs more battle testing before we at a level of confidence where we can drop 32-bit releases for Linux as well.

We will still produce 32-bit windows releases for any future MapGuide Open Source 3.1.x releases

Test Plan


Funding / Resources


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