[TinyOWS-users] [Important] Merging TinyOWS project with MapServer one

Carlos Ruiz boolean10001 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 8 13:08:43 EST 2011

Olivier and all, 

I'm a 5 years old user of Mapserver, and I'm sure that is the best web mapping option so far (and it will be for so long).

You could always read in the Mapserver's site: MapServer is not a
full-featured GIS system, nor does it aspire to be.

That is why I was looking for another options which take care of the "functional holes" of Mapserver. Then I found the awesome, 
little but powerful TinyOWS project.

I know that the merge with Mapserver can have some benefits, but I really think that TinyOWS must be apart from the 

Mapserver project.

That is my very humble opinion.

IC Carlos Ruiz

From: Olivier Courtin <olivier.courtin at gmail.com>
To: TinyOWS users discuss list <tinyows-users at lists.maptools.org>
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2011 12:14 PM
Subject: [TinyOWS-users] [Important] Merging TinyOWS project with MapServer one

Hi folks,

Since months, there's discussion to put TinyOWS project under
MapServer umbrella.

The main idea is to bring end users, something more integrated, more
powerfull and also
more widely tested.
The TinyOWS MapFile config file parser was a first step in this
direction, to allow a single
config file for both apps.

Current discussions documents could be found there:


To be practical, for TinyOWS users, things who will change are:
- mailings list (we will use MapServer ones instead)
- name of the application will become: MapServer TinyOWS
- documentation will be put on mapserver.org website.
- adding a new feature will imply a MapServer PSC discussion and
  a related vote rather than a autocratic Yes or No from myself ^^.
- And we hope it will leads to allow new users to play with TinyOWS

If something need to be cleared for you,
it could be the moment, before anything is yet voted.

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