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

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


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 

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.


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