[OSM-talk] osm2go as yet another desktop tool?

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Dec 15 23:40:34 GMT 2008


Hi,

Till Harbaum / Lists wrote:
> So the question is: This has started as a mobile editor with focus on small
> devices and ease of use. Do you think there's enough demand for yet another
> desktop editor to also support binary distributions for desktop linux machines?

Editing on mobile devices or on devices with small screens in general is 
a big weakness in our current tool landscape. I halfway expected someone 
to make a "JOSM small screen edition" but nobody did; maybe that's 
because the JOSM developer community does not use small screens all that 
much.

There is nothing to say (from my side) against another desktop editor 
but the small screen/mobile use is where osm2go really adds the most 
value. If you can manage to do both then do it, but I believe that if 
you aim too much at large-screen users then you may get all sorts of 
feature requests from that area which actually make the application 
worse (or, at least, more clumsy) for the small screen/mobile use, and 
that would be a pity.

Bye
Frederik

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