[OSM-dev] Is there interest in a Win32 installer for JOSM?

Grant Slater openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Sun Apr 1 03:33:11 BST 2007


> Is there interest in having a Win32 installer for JOSM?
>
> While "installing" the jar file is pretty simple - simply copy it 
> somewhere on your hard disk -  it's just not the way a common win32 user 
> is used to work. Still no entry in the start menu, launch bar, no 
> association with .osm files and alike. And then getting into the 
> installation of plugins can be very painful if you are not an 
> experienced user.
>
> So having a Win32 installer would make the program much more usable for 
> the common windows user IMHO.
>
>   

Having a Windows installer for JOSM is a great idea. Anything to lower 
the barrier to entry is a good thing.

A few things to consider...
 - Installing and enabling plugins.
 - Linking newbies to a guide on the wiki.
 - Testing for Java 1.5 or greater
 - Pre-filling JOSM download bookmarks with something (maybe)

Let me know if I can help in any way.

Regards
 Grant




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