[ka-Map-users] realeases

pgiencke at glc.org pgiencke at glc.org
Fri Sep 9 11:48:02 EDT 2005


I tend to agree with Daniel on this. Keeping ka-map as a lean and lightweight
(as opposed to chameleon) mapplication is the right way to go. I do think,
however, that *some* of the funcationality of chameleon (widgets for instance)
could be ported over to ka-map without losing any of the features that makes
ka-map ka-map. In that sense, chameleon would provide (as I had stated
earlier), a useful roadmap for ka-map development going forward.


Quoting Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at dmsolutions.ca>:

> Paul Spencer wrote:
> >
> > Of course, this is just me and my (unfunded and currently funded)
> > priorities.  These can be changed by funding opportunities and
> > contributions from others in the community.
> >
> Well, my opinion is that there is a need for a very light-weight and
> high performance ka-Map, the main driver for developing ka-Map at DMSG
> was to deliver high-performance apps that systems such as Chameleon just
> could not handle. The first real life test for ka-Map has been to
> migrate a site that was previously built with Chameleon to ka-Map and it
> was able to serve 80,000 unique visitors and 10 million tiles in 3 days.
>   That's more than 10 times what a Chameleon-style of app can do on the
> same hardware.
> For this reason I am not too keen on seeing all Chameleon functionality
> and client-side OGC services support (another request that comes up
> often) being migrated in ka-Map as this would be effectively bloating it
> and we would inevitably lose the high performance over time. plus
> MapBuilder is already there for that kind of stuff.
> Integrating ka-Map's tiled map handling fetures inside Chameleon and
> MapBuilder would probably be a better way to go, but as Paul wrote
> that's not a trivial job.
> My 0.02$
> Daniel
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