[OSM-talk] New Release: JOSM 1.5 "Hits The Road"

Immanuel Scholz imi at eigenheimstrasse.de
Wed Jul 11 23:29:03 BST 2007


after almost 9 months of more or less JOSM-coding, I finally announce a 
new JOSM release. In shortage of a better name and in spirit of the good 
old Sam & Max adventure game (which I finished yesterday.. Hurray!), I 
hereby call this release: "Hit The Road". :-D

Before I get to the new features, I want to Frederick Ramm, Christof 
Dallermassl, Francisco R. Santos, Bruce Cowan, Thomas Walraet, Martijn 
van Oosterhout and all the other guys I forgot who send in patches, bug 
reports and ideas and who wrote plugins for the community. :-)

Ok, now to the facts:

download: http://josm.openstreetmap.de/download/josm.jar
online-help: F1    (or http://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Help)
bugs: http://josm.openstreetmap.de/newticket

Some new features since the last release

  * 0.4 complaint. I bet you already noticed that in the latest beta ;-)
  * Tons of new modes and tools as split / combine ways, reorder nodes in
    a line, reorder segments in a way, (un)select all...
  * Better support for plugins. There are over a dozen plugins
    already available. A basic plugin downloader has been integrated into
    JOSM to ease the plugin installation process. See
    http://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Plugins for more
  * The MarkerLayer displaying annotations from gpx tracks.
  * More visualization options, e.g. drawing the segment ordering number
    or drawing boundary rectangles of all downloaded areas.
  * HCI improvements as one-time warnings, customization support for the
    toolbar on top (including annotation presets), detach the dialogs
    on the right, welcome screen, cuter images...
  * And of course: fixed tons of bugs.

I hope you enjoy the new release and good mapping.

Ciao, Imi.

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