[josm-dev] JOSM donations?
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Thu Aug 11 22:38:58 BST 2011
On Thu, 11 Aug 2011, ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert Gremmen wrote:
> But, if you happen to modify any function that you (or anyone else writing
> for this marvelous editor) may expect that may impact a lot of peoples
> edit life, a short drop-note would make many happy.
Especially in this case it is nearly impossible to reach the relevant
persons. JOSM's wiki is very open which also means even I as admin have
very low chances the reach the autors. A lot of the registered email
addresses fail or aren't read, so I don't even try anymore. Everything
important is either announced in this list or on the JOSM start page.
> Alternately (but that is asking for a lot of programming effort), a
> context related help function, giving access to the history
> of a specific function (with history) would be a great enhancement.
> But that should not be considered a request from my side, being
> a simple leecher ;<)
JOSM's online help is a wiki. What is included there depends on the users.
Descriptions what changed and how to handle this can be added anywhere.
It's simple, but there must be people doing that. JOSM online help
infrastructure is one of the best I know of. When there are only very few
people who update these pages we developers can do anything against this.
So many people know that JOSM documentation needs to be improved but only
a few (less than 5 I would say) actually do anything. I myself am
programmer. I don't write documentation when I'm not payed for it.
> Josm has a short cycle life, and maybe it's time to make that happen at
> a slower pace, so documentation will have less lag with the editor.
Well, that's easy. Don't install newer versions.
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