[ka-Map-users] version 0.2 released

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Wed Feb 8 01:06:25 EST 2006

Note that the ms4w-kamap-0.2 package now lives at:



Paul Spencer wrote:
> Folks,
> I am relieved to announce a new version of ka-Map, version 0.2.  The  
> quick and dirty info is first:
> Release info is available at:
> http://ka-map.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=ka- 
> map-0.2-20060207.history.txt
> Downloads are available at:
> http://ka-map.maptools.org/dl/ka-map-0.2-20060207.tar.gz
> http://ka-map.maptools.org/dl/ka-map-0.2-20060207.zip
> http://ka-map.maptools.org/dl/ka-map-ms4w-0.2-20060207.zip
> The ka-map web site is in the process of being updated to include the  
> new download info.
> The longer discussion ... for those that want all the dirt ...
> Through sheer laziness, I have not released a new version in quite a  
> while.  Most of you have resorted to regular CVS updates to get  
> something better than the 0.1 version ... for those that haven't  tried 
> the CVS version, the big change is the move of all the  javascript from 
> the html page into a set of .js files.  These js  files now provide a 
> (mostly) solid API for building applications.   The index.html and 
> related files provide a functional application  using this API.  To my 
> mind, they are still more of a sample use of  the API but many folks are 
> now using this interface for their own  projects.
> There have been numerous changes to the code since 0.1 and I haven't  
> tried to capture them in detail, but I did update HISTORY.TXT with  some 
> of the ones that seemed significant to me.
> With a relatively stable API in place, we will be looking at fleshing  
> out the additional features around the core in preparation for a 1.0  
> release.  My intention is to have a 1.0 release as soon as possible,  
> although in all likelihood it will be 6-12 months.  There will be  more 
> regular interim releases as the feature set gets fleshed out.
> For those that are not yet aware, there is a brand new wiki provided  by 
> Lorenzo and Andrea.  It is currently serving as the home of  
> community-inspired documentation and as a place for developers to  
> discuss features.
> There is also a new developer's mailing list at http:// 
> lists.maptools.org/mailman/listinfo/ka-map-dev.  This list is  primarily 
> intended for cvs committers and will receive emails on each  cvs commit 
> and bug change related to ka-Map ... so don't join if you  don't want to 
> see this information.
> The users list will be the primary mechanism for user support still.
> Also, for those that are IRC-compatible, TylerM has initiated a new  
> channel in IRC for ka-Map stuff ... its pretty active these days and  a 
> good place to get questions answered.  Please consider joining:
> irc://irc.freenode.net/#kamap
> Cheers
> Paul
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Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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