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

Pat Tressel ptressel at myuw.net
Sat Jan 2 11:24:27 UTC 2021

Phones and tablets are typically touch-only.  They do not support mouse
operations like right-click.  JOSM is very dependent on mouse operations.

Windows 10 does not need APK support to run JOSM.  I run JOSM under Windows
10 just fine without it.

The conversation has drifted off the original purpose.  It got derailed by
the confusion over "flash".  Can we come back to the original request for a
way to run JOSM on a laptop when one does not have install permission?  It
seems to me that Jiri's recommendation is a good one.  Has anyone tried the
setup that Jiri links to?  More precisely, has anyone tried it on a system
on which they do not have administrator privileges?  What about on
operating systems other than Windows?

-- Pat

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 2:59 AM Philippe Verdy <verdyp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Android is not just for smartphones, many tablets run Android, and very
> soon windows 10 will run APK natively, including with Arm emulation for
> binary components.
> Le sam. 2 janv. 2021 à 11:24, Pat Tressel <ptressel at myuw.net> a écrit :
>> Philippe --
>> The original query was about using JOSM on a work *laptop*.
>> JOSM is designed for a large screen aperture, not a phone, and for
>> detailed work, and maybe for hours at a session.  Trying to fit it on a
>> phone would be problematic.  It also uses mouse operations that are either
>> not available on a touch-only platform or are difficult / annoying to
>> access.
>> For Android mapping, there is already Vespucci.
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Vespucci
>> -- Pat
>> Note:  I am apparently not subscribed to the osm-talk list, so my posts
>> will only go to the HOT list and individual recipients.  If folks replying
>> will quote the post, that will be less confusing for anyone reading this on
>> osm-talk.
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