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

Chris Fleming me at chrisfleming.org
Sun Apr 1 16:03:51 BST 2007


Ulf Lamping wrote:
> Hi List!
>
> As I couldn't find a seperate mailing list for josm, I guess I'm right 
> here ;-)
>
> 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.
>   
Agreed, although it may just (or as well as) be worth seeing if it can 
java web start to work?

That way users can automatically pick up new versions, although the 
advantage a W32 installer would have is that the plugins could be 
included at install time.

Just a thought.

Cheers
Chris




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