[Osmf-talk] Board plan to hire iD developer(s)

Sebastian S. mapping at consebt.de
Sun May 16 00:54:52 UTC 2021

Thanks Tom for putting a number behind this. It would be nice to know if this is a good average number across a timespan.

In a corporate setting there would be discussion around cost benefit of maintaining something for such low customer base. What I suggest here is to have open discussion around the effort required to maintain compatibility and maybe cherry pick certain easy fixes?

On 4 May 2021 6:44:18 pm AEST, Tom Hughes via osmf-talk <osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>On 04/05/2021 09:26, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> sent from a phone
>>> On 3 May 2021, at 21:42, Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:
>>> * Cross-platform: support all major systems and browsers, including
>> seriously IE11? Wikipedia says it was the browser for windows 7,
>which is AFAIK not even supported by microsoft anymore? IMHO we should
>not invest a single dime in supporting obsolete microsoft web
>> Web developers have been blaming MS for decades because they didn’t
>adhere to the open standards, but these times are gone now since Edge.
>We tracked approximately 7500 editor start actions on the web
>site yesterday - that's anybody using the edit button so some
>may be launching an editor using the remote edit protocol but
>most are probable iD.
>Of those 7500 exactly 6 were using IE.
>Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)
>osmf-talk mailing list
>osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
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