[OSM-dev] Ideas for JOSM

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 08:41:36 BST 2007

On 8/31/07, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> > 2. A dropdown in the download area to specify the server. While
> > testing the AND stuff I'm continutally changing the server name
> > around, it would be nice to be able to enter both and select at
> > download time.
> Once you have exchanged data with one server, should the selection
> then be fixed for the remaining session, or should it stick to the
> layer - or do you want to be able to download data from one server and
> upload it to another (caution, rhetorical question ;-)?

Well, to the layer, obviously. Otherwise how will you view data from
two server simultaneously?

As for your rhetorical question: data (or the layer) should remember
where it came from and if it moves to another layer so it may get
uploaded again, change all the IDs to negative numbers (or make them
unassigned, not sure how JOSM works here).

Actually, the AND transition is in an interesting position there.
We're going to setup a (read-only) server with the current content of
NL so you can view the pre/post AND data simultaneously. In that case
the IDs *have* been assigned by the server and it would be safe to
just upload them.

All of this leads to my plan to get all servers and dumpers to include
the <bound ... origin="http://servername/api"> tag so that clients
like JOSM can tell when two servers are running compatable ID sets.
And behave appropriately.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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