We've recently purchased Manifold 8 for a contract job to serve web maps for a handful of existing manifold 8 clients. The official IMS live demo's linked to altsql.com appear to be down (for me at least). Is this down for others as well? With minimal effort i was able to get an asp.net site spun up via iis that allows zooming on some map features.
I'm stronger in php and am interested using open layers with which i have some familiarity. I see people mentioning creating a manifold wms driver but the links are either dead or no code is supplied. Can someone provide a tutorial? Is there a better alternative or is this the recommended approach?
I don't think upgrading to 9 is an option at the moment but if we did does that have native wms support in order to use openlayers for client side and is that the recommended approach?