Friday, 7 August 2015

Announcing: MapGuide Open Source 2.6.1

Here's a long overdue point release update for the 2.6 series of MapGuide Open Source.

There's plenty of useful bug fixes in this release (including a long overdue fix for WMS GETFEATUREINFO), and is a recommended upgrade from 2.6.

All the fixes in question can be found in the release notes below.

2.6.1 Download/Release Notes

Equivalent versions of MapGuide NuGet packages have also been uploaded to (remember to use the -Version flag to pull down this specific version when using Install-Packge)

Saturday, 1 August 2015

How can we take advantage of this?

Here's the facts:
  • MapGuide for the longest time has an FDO provider that can read SQLite databases
  • SQLite has an in-memory mode
  • :memory: is a completely valid file name to pass to the connection parameters of a SQLite FDO connection
  • In terms of I/O, memory is the fastest backing store you can have for direct data access.
Now how can we make MapGuide blazing fast (where it is currently not), given the above facts?

That question has been brewing in my mind for some time now.