[OSM-dev] User preference for editor

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 17:06:39 BST 2009

2009/4/30 Chris Browet <cbro at semperpax.com>:
>> Adding the ability to set an alternate default editor is certainly
>> reasonable, though at the moment the target audience for that is likely
>> to be pretty small as the only real alternative at the moment is JOSM
>> with the remote control plugin which will present a pretty ugly user
>> interface that will fail in a rather messy way if you don't have JOSM
>> running with the remote control plugin enabled.
> What about a custom mime type for a file containing pertinent info (i.e. the
> bbox, I guess)?
> or a custom protocol ("osm://")?
> Just thinking aloud...
> - Chris -

Others have stated before that the mime type option is really the only
sane one for this sort of thing, rather than the awful localhost URIs
the the JOSM remote control uses presently. The other option of a
custom protocol will soon become a pain when using/configuring it with
multiple browsers.

Thomas Wood

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