[Openstreetmap] pop goes the segment

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Dec 4 23:37:50 GMT 2005

I've seen this occasionally (busy periods) since I started editing a couple
of months or so back. Tonight it has been particularly bad. The symptoms are
exactly as Lars notes.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: openstreetmap-bounces at vr.ucl.ac.uk [mailto:openstreetmap-
>bounces at vr.ucl.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Lars Aronsson
>Sent: 04 December 2005 22:35
>To: openstreetmap at vr.ucl.ac.uk
>Subject: [Openstreetmap] pop goes the segment
>I'm drawing a map like usual, using the applet.  I place dots,
>then I draw line segments.  After 10 or 20 seconds, some of the
>segments go away, without me doing anything.  Sometimes they leave
>white dots, sometimes black ones.  This seems to happen all the
>more often in the recent days.
>Sometimes the segments disappear when I pan, sometimes they
>disappear infront of my eyes when I do nothing.
>Dot moves are also undone.  It is as if the server is
>asynchronously refreshing the applet and reminding it that the
>modifications never went through.
>Must I go back and check all the maps I've drawn lately to see if
>any of the segments didn't stick?  That's unacceptable.  If I draw
>something, it should stay there until someone deletes it.
>A far less irritating bug, one that I have learned to live with,
>is that I have to double click the first click in the applet.
>After the applet starts, or after I pan or zoom, you would guess I
>could just click the dot tool and then place the first dot.  But
>no.  If the first click is on the dot toll, the second click will
>not place a dot, but the third one will.  Or if the first click is
>anywhere on the canvas (without having picked a tool) and the
>second click is on the dot tool, then the third click will place a
>Here is a suggestion for improvement: If I draw a line segment and
>drop it off where there is no dot, no line is drawn.  If instead a
>dot was silently placed where I drop the segment, I would not have
>to place dots before I draw lines.
>  Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
>  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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