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Fedora 11 Update: openlayers-2.8-5.fc11



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-9855
2009-09-24 04:14:45
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Name        : openlayers
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 2.8
Release     : 5.fc11
URL         : http://www.openlayers.org/
Summary     : A JavaScript library for displaying map data in web browsers
Description :
OpenLayers is a pure JavaScript library for displaying map data in most
modern web browsers, with no server-side dependencies. OpenLayers implements
a JavaScript API for building rich web-based geographic applications,
similar to the Google Maps and MSN Virtual Earth APIs, with one important
difference -- OpenLayers is Free Software, developed for and by the Open
Source software community.

Furthermore, OpenLayers implements industry-standard methods for geographic
data access, such as the OpenGIS Consortium's Web Mapping Service (WMS) and
Web Feature Service (WFS) protocols. Under the hood, OpenLayers is written
in object-oriented JavaScript, using components from Prototype.js and the
Rico library. The OpenLayers code base already has hundreds of unit tests,
via the Test.AnotherWay framework.

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Update Information:

This update fixes a **legal issue** with the `jsmin` tool bundled in the
`openlayers` sources. It's license is unacceptable in Fedora, so it had to be
removed. See the following links for more information on this issue:    *
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=455507  * http://www.mail-
archive.com/fedora-legal-list redhat com/msg00551.html    Also, the simple
`minimize` tool in the `openlayers` source can not be used either as it produces
incorrect output:    * http://trac.openlayers.org/ticket/2275    This means that
the `OpenLayers.js` file is now significantly bigger as it is not minimized
anymore. Hopefully, a new update will fix this, most likely with another
compression tool.    This updates also introduces a new `-doc` subpackage where
the API documentation was moved, thus making the main package almost **75%
smaller**.
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ChangeLog:

* Sat Sep 19 2009 Mathieu Bridon <bochecha fedoraproject org> - 2.8-5
- Don't use the minimize tool as it produces an incorrect JS file
* Sun Sep 13 2009 Mathieu Bridon <bochecha fedoraproject org> - 2.8-4
- Make a -doc subpackage for the API documentation which makes the main package 75% smaller
* Sun Sep 13 2009 Mathieu Bridon <bochecha fedoraproject org> - 2.8-3
- Removed the bundled jsmin tool which license is unacptable in Fedora
- This makes it a noarch package
* Sun Jun 28 2009 Mathieu Bridon <bochecha fedoraproject org> - 2.8-1
- New upstream version: 2.8
- see http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/2.8/Notes
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update openlayers' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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