[OSM-dev] osm on rails

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Thu Jul 20 11:29:21 BST 2006


* @ 20/07/06 11:27:24 AM tom at tom-carden.co.uk wrote:
> On 20/07/06, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> >I've been doing a fair amount of rails stuff lately and it looks like
> >moving OSM to rails would solve many problems. And it'd be done quite
> >quickly.
> >
> >With rails, hacking on the server at home would be much easier as it
> >runs on anything and is much simpler to hack on than setting up apache
> >etc. The unicode stuff becomes easier. Certain bits will be sped up and
> >it'll become much easier to add features that I want to. The big apache
> >rewrite directives won't be needed and the code becomes somewhat easier
> >to read and maintain. I've hacked a bit on it and given that OSM is
> >already in ruby it's going quickly.
> >
> >Any thoughts?
> >
> 
> Would it solve the current dev server problems?  Would it be easier to

yes

> deploy an OSM server at home for testing?

yes 'hacking on the server at home would be much easier'

> Would it *really* solve the Unicode problems?

'unicode stuff becomes easier', not solve

> And will you comment it properly and write up why the tables are how
> they are (and why the naive implementation of queries etc aren't good
> enough), to avoid the same problems as we currently have now?

maybe

will you fix the applet issues?

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/




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