Somewhat related to the asset paths for the simple widget discussion, I also wanted bring up packaging released zip files. The current packaging requires users to have Java installed to build with ant, and doesn’t lend itself to a simple and obvious way to write a first app. We’re all about ease of use - we can do much better.
Based on discussion so far, the consensus is to have two zip files per release:
Cesium-bX.zip - for getting started quickly:
- Cesium.js, workerfiles.js (minified and not minified versions)
- Skeleton example
Cesium-amd-bX.zip - for AMD users:
- As it is today
We’ll also need doc (like this but simpler) for running a local webserver. The Quick Start will include a tutorial on building the simplest possible Cesium app. Finally, we’ll write a deployment tutorial for AMD users.