[josm-dev] Please make sure JOSM remains an offline editor
frederik at remote.org
Sun Jul 25 11:51:25 BST 2010
because svn.openstreetmap.org currently does not work, I cannot
start JOSM - the WMS plugin seems to try and load something from that
server, and blocks if it does not receive anything.
I would kindly ask all JOSM programmers to:
* Have JOSM initiate network connections only if requested by the user -
do not automatically connect to any servers to do anything. This is good
style - people might be in a situation where going online costs them
money, and it is also a privacy concern. I don't like the idea that
everytime I start JOSM, someone has me in their log file.
* If you think that you really must override the above recommendation,
at least do so with a proper timeout - do NOT wait for Java to throw an
exception because there are situations - just like at the moment with
svn.osm.org - where the other side does accept the connection but just
doesn't send anything back.
Please let us all make sure that JOSM can really be used "offline".
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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