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Mon Jun 14 15:17:57 BST 2010
On Mon, 14 Jun 2010, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> I'm not argueing that the JOSM releases could possibly be improved, but
> your "flame style" argumentation is not going to achieve a lot here ...
Sure, everything can be improved, but what needs improvement and how?
Maybe I should add my point of view as admin:
- Current release is down to about 130 bugs, most of them special cases,
debatable things or very hard to fix or unreproducable issues. Most
other reports are suggestions (before release we had about 200 bugs).
- About 70% of JOSM users have a 100% localized interface (which means
de+en). About 20% have a 95%+ localized interface (ru,fr,it).
- We get nearly no serious bug reports for tested versions.
- We VERY seldom get exception reports and these mostly for latest after
new features have been added.
- We have a working nightly build, which is so stable, that a lot of
people use it instead of the recommended tested.
- Most reports we get are minor issues (thought not easy to fix). For me
this is a good sign, as for faulty software nobody cares for minor
- We have approx. 50% of the OSM editor "market". I can create different
stats which show that JOSM is better, others that Potlatch is better,
but altogether it is 50/50.
Actually I don't see a reason to change the current development model.
I agree, that communication for translations could be improved, but as
already said I don't see how this can be done currently, as I don't know
which people are our translators and it seems they change from time to
time. This sounds a bit strange, but it works nevertheless.
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