[OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] JOSM WMS plugin, Y!, and firefox 3

bvh bvh-osm at irule.be
Tue May 20 08:53:30 BST 2008

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 02:34:03AM +0200, Francisco R. Santos wrote:
> > > A custom XULRunner app is probably a bit heavyweight for what we want. I
> > > would suggest that the YWMS team look into creating a lightweight
> > > Firefox extension which uses some form of IPC to exchange data with the
> > > running JOSM.
> >
> > So what we need is a firefox expert...
> >
> > I guess the alternative is a java native interface that invokes Gecko
> > directly or something?
> I already tested that way, but heavyweight components (XULRunner) don't
> combine well with Swing components (JOSM). I have a very basic prototype
> using a swing browser component (the Cobra library) inside JOSM displaying
> an openlayers frame, but didn't have time to continue it. If anyone is
> interested to continue it, I can give the sources or commit it to SVN.

Merkaartor from svn uses webkit for Y! images. This works really
well : no external processes needed. This is both a technical
advantage (obviously) as a legal advantage : less possibilities
of Y! complaining we store and transmit their images.

Maybe there is a webkit wrapper for java?

cu bart

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