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MapWindow4 vs. MapWindow5

Jun 16, 2016 at 8:13 PM
Could someone please provide an overview of the difference between MapWindow 4 and MapWindow 5? I would have expected MapWindow 5 to replace MapWindow 4, but there seems to be continued development of MapWindow 4 judging by the new installers. Is it just that it will take awhile to bring MapWindow 5 up to speed, so in the meantime MapWindow 4 is continued to be upgraded to support users? I see that there is work underway for MapWindow 6.
Jun 17, 2016 at 7:19 AM
MW4 is no longer developed. No new installers will be created and have not been created in years.
I think you refer to MapWinGIS v4.9.* which is still developed and is 'only' the mapping ActiveX component.
MapWindow 4.8 (the desktop) is using MapWinGIS v4.8.*.
MapWindow 5 (the desktop) is using MapWinGIS v4.9.*
Arguably we should have renamed MapWinGIS v4.9 to MapWinGIS v5, but we didn't ;)

MapWindow 6 is using DotSpatial for its mapping and it is a sister project but there is no overlap.

BTW. We've just moved to GitHub: https://github.com/MapWindow
I the next weeks I will move the documentation to GitHub as well.
Marked as answer by pmeems on 9/27/2016 at 6:29 AM