[josm-dev] Another 66 relations bite the dust
openstreetmap at dstoecker.de
Tue Jun 15 09:01:43 BST 2010
On Mon, 10 May 2010, Dirk Stöcker wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2010, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
>> But as a first resort, I'd encourage you to look at improving your
>> presentation. I have JOSM 3094 and all that it tells me about upgrading
>> is this (as the third item on the splash screen):
>> "Active version '3094' should be updated! The current stable snapshot is
>> 3208 and 3227 is the unstable development version."
>> ...which is a really obscure statement likely to elicit "meh, whatever"
>> from most non-developer users. What's an "Active version '3094'" when
>> it's at home? What's a "stable snapshot" - a photograph of a horse? (And
>> why the passive voice? Computer says it "should be updated". Well, jolly
>> good, Mr Computer, go and update it then.)
>> If, instead, it said as the _first_ thing on the page:
>> "You are using an old version of JOSM with known bugs. Click here to
>> download the latest version. This old version will stop working in five
> I added a secondary more visible version check notice like you suggested.
Seems it helps. Very shortly after a new release we are already at 45%
newest tested, 27% last tested and approx 10% previous tested versions.
The old versions vanish step-by-step. Seems the large "UPDATE!" was
required. Probably we should increase text size to improve results :-)
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