[OSM-talk] What do you wish you'd known?
deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 20 13:05:12 GMT 2010
On 20 March 2010 22:52, Tirkon <tirkon33 at yahoo.de> wrote:
> The problem is, that - as far as I know - every person may offer an
> editor. If this is true, with more and more editors the problem will
> grow in future. Cause one popular editor, that is not aware and does
> not follow these roules, could be one editor too much, because it
> could damage OSM-database and in particular the laborious relations
While this is a problem, the issue is more prominent with popular
editors, currently based on the majority of usage there is only 2 main
editors, JOSM and Potlatch with Merkaartor a distant 3rd, get them
working properly and that will fix at least 90% of potential problems,
from there you have the long tail effect... Might be also worth noting
while potlatch has most users, JOSM has most edits...
> And because of required special registration and possibly paying money
> for the editor-software, it will be more and more hard, to test and
> bugfix them. And what will be, if the coder is not willing or able to
Buggy editors have been blocked in the past, the more harm software
does the more likely it will get blocked.
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