[OSM-talk] JOSM will move to Java6
richard at systemeD.net
Mon Mar 15 09:12:10 GMT 2010
Jochen Plumeyer wrote:
> mtasc is great (especially in combination with swfmill ), a super fast
> ActionScript 1.0/2.0 compiler, and permits a workflow with Makefiles (and
> vim ;-) ).
> Sorry, but with the Adobe tools I turn into an aggressive Taliban over time,
> thousands of mouse clicks until you get what you want.
Wow, there's quite a bunch of misinformation about this. Let's try and
clear some of it up.
Potlatch 1 compiles _only_ with open source command-line tools (Ming)
and will run, to a lesser or greater degree, with an open source SWF
Potlatch 2 compiles with open source command-line tools (Flex Open
Source SDK). There are no mouse clicks involved anywhere along the line.
Because Potlatch 2 uses ActionScript 3, which compiles to a different
bytecode (AVM2), it does not currently run on an open source SWF player.
I have every confidence that an open source SWF player will, in time,
gain AVM2 support; Lightspark
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/lightspark/) may be the most promising
Trying to reconcile the "we need an AS3 version!" and "we must have free
software!" camps is impossible within the same editor. Fortunately, we
have more than one editor: others are available and indeed I have no
intention to deprecate Potlatch 1, but would like to keep it available
in parallel. Meanwhile Potlatch 2 development advances at a cracking
pace; I think we had seven people hacking on it at WhereCamp EU this
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