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

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Mon Apr 2 12:01:27 BST 2007

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Chris Fleming wrote:
> 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.

I vote for looking at Java Web Start, as that is an installer for all
platforms, and it does automatic update checking. It would be good to
figure out a way for plugins to be automatically updated over the web as
well. Weather this can be handled by Web Start, or weather we need
something separate, I don't know.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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