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