[OSM-talk] caveat - potlatch overrides extern changes

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Mon Jan 19 22:20:57 GMT 2009


On 19 Jan 2009, at 22:11, Russ Nelson wrote:

>
> On Jan 18, 2009, at 3:39 AM, Karl Eichwalder wrote:
>> From time to time I use josm and potlatch more or less simultaniesly.
>> If I upload data with josm, potlatch does not see these changes.
>> potlatch seems to save its data more or less unconditionally; it does
>> not warn the user that data changes took place externally.
>
>
> Indeed.  Really, for locking reasons, this is something that the API
> should enforce.  An editor should be uploading "I changed this node
> from HERE to THERE" and if HERE is no longer true, the API should
> reject the upload with a conflict resolution request (of some sort ...
> details left for speculation by the reader).
>
> (Maybe it already does this, and it isn't working properly for
> Potlatch for some reason.  I haven't looked at the source or the API
> docs for confirmation.)
>

This version checking will be coming in the next api release (0.6).

Shaun





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