[josm-dev] Put a default bookmarks file into the JOSM package?
ulf.lamping at web.de
Mon Oct 22 23:20:50 BST 2007
In the JOSM Windows installer package, I'll add a default bookmarks file
to the set of installed files (well, unless a bookmarks file already
exists on the machine in which case this step is ommitted).
In my experience, it's a good idea to provide some example data for a
specific feature, so people have it easier to understand what the
feature is all about. Klicking on an item like "GB - London" is far
easier to understand than to see an "empty dialog" and have to figure
out how to set your own bookmarks IMHO.
I've attached the bookmarks file I've just newly assembled for the
Windows installer, which might work as a starting point for further
improvements. It contains the following items:
D - München (Munich /
D - Nürnberg (Nuremberg /
GB - Isle of
GBX - Isle of
Maybe the content is too "western europe" specific, maybe the bookmarks
should be zoomed in or out, maybe something else should be changed. But
this is probably better than to have nothing at all to start the
Would it be a good idea to put something like this as the default
"bookmarks" file into the JOSM package? Or is this a dumb idea for a
reason I just don't see? ;-)
P.S: The usual reason against such a feature is "but then users won't
see that they can add/change their own values" - but as that dialog has
"Add" / "Remove" buttons right below the bookmark list, this is probably
not a problem here ...
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