[HOT] [OSM-talk] Potlatch 3 for desktop

Philippe Verdy verdyp at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 10:14:27 UTC 2021

Are there things that require Oracle JRE, when we could support as well
OpenJDK, or DalvikVM on Android, or the Apple JRE with its requirements for

Le sam. 2 janv. 2021 à 11:11, Philippe Verdy <verdyp at gmail.com> a écrit :

> So now what about porting Josm to an Apk package for Android? Not really a
> portable version as it needs to install itself, however it does that inside
> a container managed by Android, which is quite well isolated from other
> apps, and it can then fit on a pluggable SD card or flash drive for tablets
> with an USB port, or could eventually be downloaded from Google Play, if
> someone registers and maintains a developer account on the Google market to
> secure and sign it.
> Le sam. 2 janv. 2021 à 10:59, Pat Tressel <ptressel at myuw.net> a écrit :
>> Flash here refers to a *flash drive*, i.e. solid-state memory with a USB
>> interface.  It doesn't refer to Adobe Flash.  If one follows the given
>> link, one will see what is meant.
>> Putting a runnable environment on a separate drive is a common technique,
>> especially when one cannot install on the main drive.  Back when folks from
>> the Sahana Foundation used to help with hackathons at Grace Hopper, we
>> eventually realized it was consuming far too much time to install our
>> software and development environment, and started preparing flash drives
>> with a runnable environment.
>> Also, porting JOSM to some other language, if that was being suggested,
>> seems...not a productive plan.  There isn't anything wrong with Java.
>> -- Pat
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