[OSM-talk] JOSM and 0.5 (was: Does potlatch make it too easy for people to unintentionally screw things up?)
chippy2005 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 21:49:31 BST 2007
This does look and feel better! I really like how the node, drawing
action works, nice and simple.
However there's a couple of things that I found myself having trouble with:
Selecting and then moving stuff is extremely easy to do, I found
myself on a number of occasions moving entire ways quite accidentally,
as I had just selected something, then wanted to use the
select-rubber-band tool to select something else as well, only to find
myself dragging the item instead. Not sure if it would be any worse on
a laptop track pad.
To me, when I select a whole way I really would not want to move it
much of the time, i'd be examining, editing attributes. Selecting and
moving nodes along a way, however feels right.
The other thing, related to this, is is there a way to select multiple
objects (shift-select), rather than rubber banding around the objects
I want to select? Often I am unable to tell where each object starts
and stops if I select all of them. (select + shift+rubberband select
works, but isn't ideal)
On 10/12/07, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> >> Now that we've switched to 0.5 as well I'm
> >> finding josm particularly unhelpful (I'm in add-node-and-segment
> >> mode
> > If you mean that the final segment needs to connect to an existing
> > node on another road, then you don't need to switch tools - just
> > shift click on the node you want to connect to. If the node doesn't
> > exist yet and you want to insert a node in an existing road and
> > connect to it then I believe control click does that.
> Gabriel has done some work on implementing the long discussed
> "modelessness" yesterday, so if anyone cares to try the josm-
> latest.jar they will find that it works a bit differently now. Don't
> know if this is the last word on the issue (delete "mode" versus
> "command" might still need some work, and there will surely be a
> number of subleties to sort out) but I think it looks very promising!
> Cc/F'up to josm-dev.
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