[OSM-dev] start of gwtosm the google webtoolkit port of josm

johann sorel johann.sorel at geomatys.fr
Wed May 26 23:22:03 BST 2010


just a side node on the subject.
I'm not a professionnal of gwt, just heard and watch a few demo/examples 
about it.
Looks more like a last chance solution or "Magic" like you said.

Does it worth the time spend ?
I mean you could much more easely make :
- Java applet
- Java Web Start
- JavaFX.
Without much change in the code (perhaps even none).
Any of thoses solutions also have the benefit of speed and compatibility 
on browsers.

I know some will say that it might be bigger to download, but I'm not so 
sure anymore
with the latest pack200 compresion the application size can be reduced 
by 50 to 70% (any even more combine with other tools) and once 
downloaded won't require any more download if you close/reopen the browser.

What are gwt benefits in this case ?

johann sorel

Le 26/05/2010 21:39, jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com a écrit :
> thanks for the props Ævar,
> yes, I have started to create a cut down navigable object that is used
> to control the view,
> also, removed most of the preferenced and turned them into fields
> loaded from constants.
> What we need are test cases, test suites to verify that the code is
> running well.
> mike
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
> <avarab at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 19:17, Frederik Ramm<frederik at remote.org>  wrote:
>>> jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com wrote:
>>>> I have refactored some core classes in josm to run in gwt.
>>>> this includes most of  data classes. I am porting the graphic output
>>>> to use gwt graphics and svg output.
>>> Might be worth taking this to the josm-dev list. Also, to those
>>> unfamiliar with gwt, explain the advantages.
>> These examples might be useful: http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/examples/
>> Basically it's a Java to JavaScript compiler and UI toolkit. You can
>> write Java which is then magically compiled to a web application.
>> This is a great development. It might also help to generalize the JOSM
>> core more, right now it's very tightly bound to its current UI. It
>> would be neat if there was a Java libosm that could be used for stuff
>> like this, and things like Android apps.
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