MapGuide 2.5 Release Notes
MapGuide Open Source 2.5 Final is now available.
- Milestone: 2.5
- Resolved Tickets
Table of Contents
Windows 32 bit installer:
- Size: 146,821,793 bytes
- md5: 0fd4a2a18bf84256ef9fe248da5d0ff6
Windows 64 bit installer:
- Size: 151,651,612 bytes
- md5: c22704531a705e37594d6fee28675ff9
Windows 32-bit MgInstantSetup bundle:
- Size: 148,819,973 bytes
- md5: 4eff4f36e465f794c2a0fd2d12d4a317
Windows 64-bit MgInstantSetup bundle:
- Size: 152,510,365 bytes
- md5: 6749aae5b793660f38227a6ba0c6bab2
Ubuntu 12.04 install script (32-bit):
- Size: 14,484 bytes
- md5: 941be362fbaa73b02c47d65287ae1fa3
CentOS 6.x install script (32-bit):
- Size: 2,002 bytes
- md5: 6297dd335887ba4f2a2d49192cd75495
Fusion build tools
Fusion build tools is a zip file containing the build.xml and associated build tools required to "re-compile" fusionSF.js and fusionSF-compressed.js on a production fusion installation.
Use the Fusion build tools if you have made patches and/or modifications to your fusion installation, and you need to build a new fusionSF.js and/or fusionSF-compressed.js
In order to use the Fusion build tools, you need to have Apache Ant installed.
- Size: 1,370,112 bytes
- md5: 86f3161529778b1bcdadfffa9a8544af
To use the Fusion build tools, extract the zip file contents into your fusion directory and navigate to this directory in the command prompt and execute the following command:
This will re-build fusionSF.js and fusionSF-compressed.js under fusion\lib
Due to the default installation location (under Program Files), you may need to do this under a UAC-elevated command prompt or fix the directory permissions so that normal users can create/modify files.
|Windows XP SP3||Yes||Maybe*|
|Windows Server 2003||Yes||Maybe*|
|Windows Server 2008||Yes+||Yes+|
|Windows Server 2008 R2||N/A||Yes|
|Windows Server 2012||N/A||Yes1|
+ Not tested, but similar enough to Windows 7 to theoretically work
- IIS configuration will probably not work. Apache config should work due to its self-contained nature
1 IIS/.Net successfully tested on Windows 8 64-bit and Windows Server 2012. Windows 8 32-bit is similar enough to theoretically work. Apache config untested
Windows RT (ie. Windows 8 on ARM devices) is not a supported platform for installing MapGuide Open Source
Major New Items
- PDF-based QuickPlot for Fusion (RFC 124)
- Google Street View widget for Fusion (RFC 125)
- Support for user coordinate system dictionaries (RFC 127)
- Integrated IDE API documentation support for Java/.net (RFC 129)
- New enhanced Java wrapper API (RFC 129)
- Streamed HTTP feature/data/SQL query results (RFC 130)
- Various AJAX Viewer UI and functionality improvements
- Enhanced Redlining widget with expanded data format support more info
- Fixes and enhancements to assorted Fusion widgets and templates more info
Please report any defects.
MGOS 2.5 is compatible with FDO 3.8.
This release is built against the FDO 3.8 branch (with the ArcSDE Provider from the RC1 SDK)
Key items in FDO 3.8 of benefit to MapGuide include:
- SQL Server provider fixes:
- Flipped coordinates for geometry columns
- Defects in post-insert processing, that made MgFeatureService::UpdateFeatures un-usable for SQL Server provider.
- Proper intersection filter testing in ODBC provider.
- GDAL raster provider with resampling support. FDO RFC 65
- Large file support in SDF/SQLite FDO providers (where size > 231 bytes)
Installing MGOS 2.5 (via the windows installer) alongside MGOS 2.4 or older releases is not a currently supported configuration. Consider using the MgInstantSetup bundle instead if you desire side-by-side installation
The installer does not currently support IIS Express as an IIS configuration option.
Please observe the updated software requirements if you are using .net and/or IIS configuration:
- IIS (all versions) require FastCGI for IIS to be installed.
- For IIS6 and below, download and install the FastCGI extension from this link
- For IIS7 and above, you can install FastCGI by enabling the CGI feature of your IIS installation. See this link for more information.
- The supported .net Framework version for the MapGuide .net API is 4.0. You must have this version of the .net Framework installed before proceeding with installation.
Java configuration requires Java 6 (1.6.0) or higher.
The MgInstantSetup bundles only work with IIS7 or higher if you choose to use this web server. You must still satisfy the .net and FastCGI software requirements required for this configuration.
To assist new MapGuide users and developers, the installer also now bundles the following optional components:
- .net/PHP/Java viewer samples
- MapGuide Developer's Guide in HTML format with updated content
- .net/PHP/Java Developer's Guide Samples
All bundled samples require the Sheboygan dataset to be loaded into the MapGuide Server.
Finally, due to coordinate system dictionary paths no longer tied to a global environment variable (RFC 122) a mandatory system reboot after installation is no longer required for all supported versions of Windows. However, a restart of Apache and/or IIS may be required for PHP to work.
For the InstantSetup bundles, the MgInstantSetup utility requires .net Framework 3.5 to run. This is in addition to whatever existing software requirements imposed by this release of MapGuide Open Source.
For Tomcat configuration, the installer currently does not install Tomcat as a service (#953). You will have to do this manually post-installation.
Also ensure that you install the JVM of the same bitness as your installation of MapGuide. For example, you will get a
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError if you attempt to run a Tomcat from a 32-bit MapGuide installation on a 64-bit JVM. If you have both 32 and 64-bit JVMs installed, you must ensure that the Tomcat bundled with MapGuide is using the correct one. Tomcat will generally use the one indicated by the
JAVA_HOME environment variable, so this may have to be set and/or overridden.
The CentOS binaries only target CentOS 6.x. CentOS 5.x is *not supported*. If you want to run MapGuide Open Source 2.5 on CentOS 5.x, you will have to build it from source.
- #2252: It is not possible to call MgFeatureService::UpdateFeatures() with a NULL MgTransaction in the PHP API
- #2218: MgFeatureService::UpdateFeatures() has incorrect error handling behaviour when useTransaction = false
Fusion Redline widget: Cannot import/export SHP redlines on Linux due to ZipArchive support not built into our bundled PHP.
- Installer may generate a providers.xml entry for the ArcSDE provider if all providers are enabled in the "Feature Selection" dialog even if the installer does not actually bundle the ArcSDE provider. You can simply remove this entry from providers.xml after installation if this is the case.
2.4 still used as the major.minor version number in various parts of the MapGuide installation
- Ubuntu: Failure to install some pre-requisite packages may derail the install script. You may need to update your apt package database (apt-get update) before running the install script
- Ubuntu: Install script may put duplicate FDO provider entries into providers.xml if the file already exists (eg. From a previous installation)
- CentOS: SELinux security settings will prevent MapGuide from loading FDO and other shared libraries. The CentOS install script will fix the security contexts of the so files within these extracted tarballs that it will download.
- CentOS: mgserver may throw double-free errors on service startup or server shutdown. Should not affect server behaviour.
- The Performance Profiler on Linux may not work due to insufficient permissions to save the generated report files. To fix this, ensure the directory
/usr/local/mapguideopensource-2.5.0/webserverextensions/www/mapadmin/profilingmapxmlon linux has sufficient write permissions for the user account that the PHP executable runs under.
- For an InstantSetup-based install with an Apache configuration, the Performance Profiler is hard-coded to always use mapviewerjava if it exists for displaying the map viewer for capturing extents for profiling. If you did not choose a Java configuration you will get the ajaxviewer.jsp source instead of the expected map viewer. To resolve this, delete the mapviewerjava directory
- Uninstallation can leave "ghost" IIS virtual directories behind, which currently is any virtual directory / application you create inside the mapguide virtual directory that was not created by the installer These "ghost" directories may impact on future installations. To ensure these "ghost" directories are completely gone after uninstallation, use the appcmd.exe utility to remove these virtual directories. You can find out what virtual directories are still there by running
appcmd.exe list vdir
- PHP Viewer and Developer's Guide samples will not work if the PHP viewer feature is not enabled. Likewise for .net and Java. Nothing in the installer will prevent you from making such a choice.
- For the IIS configuration or Apache configuration with a custom http port, you will have to update the WFS and WMS server name configuration properties via the MapGuide Site Administrator after installation if you intend to use such features. This is currently set to localhost:8008 for both.
- We have used a non-standard binary build of Apache/PHP to produce this installer, as a result some PHP extensions and Apache modules may not be available.
API changes and notes
- The GenerateMap() and GenerateMapUpdate() methods of MgMappingService are now deprecated.
- The previously internal MgSelectionBase::GenerateFilters API is now available for public use.
- #1012: New ExpandLayerInLegend and ExpandGroupInLegend APIs for the AJAX viewer.
- #2141: MgRenderingOptions supports a new behavior mask value (RenderBaseLayers = 8). If this value is logically OR'ed into the behavior property, the RenderDynamicOverlay API will include tiled base layers as part of the rendered image.
- #655: MgLayerGroup now includes SetExpandInLegend() to the MapGuide API. Usage of this API with the (deprecated) DWF viewer is not supported.