[OSM-dev] Release candidate for OSM binary format is in osmosis trunk.

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Wed Sep 22 13:18:56 BST 2010

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 3:17 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> What's your use case for .osm.bz2 assuming that osm2pgsql, osmosis, and
> mkgmap support the new format, and that anyone with Osmosis+Java installed
> can produce a .osm file from a .osm.pbf in less time than it takes to unpack
> an .osm.bz2 (and with 20% less data transfer volume)?

Mine would be that I don't feel like installing osmosis+java.

Another problem would be if osmosis doesn't support piping the output
xml to stdout.

I'd hope there would at least be a reference implementation in C
before the existing standard was removed.

I'm not sure exactly what files it is we're talking about changing, though.

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