[OSM-dev] Alpha of rails OSM
steve at asklater.com
Sat Aug 26 22:45:12 BST 2006
A rails implementation of OSM is 50 or 60% done. You can create an
account, confirm it, log in. The node and segment API are done mostly.
The way API is half done.
The rails transition will mean going to 0.4 API. At minimum I think this
will include editor uploading of GPX files and last position/zoom of
API will tell you who edited things. I also want to include the
openlayers stuff chris/nick w have done but I havn't had a chance to
look at it properly yet. Please shout if there are things you want
added. Even better, get hacking yourself. Oh and it speaks UTF-8 but
there is work to do in moving the db over to the correct encodings
(which are all over the fricking place, it's insane).
The rails implementation should be about a billion times easier to set
up and hack on than the current server, but a knowledge of rails is
See README for how to set up
One of the other nice things about all this is that it should be trivial
to set up mini OSM instances for mapping parties, then a script could
take the db and upload it to OSM central.
SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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