[OSM-talk] Merchandise

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 21:44:28 GMT 2009

On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 3:59 PM, MP <singularita at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some java applet, that will download OSM XML. [...]

The problem is that if you want something that looks like the OSM maps
that's going to rely on a lot of things (mapnik et al) that aren't
Java programs, so it really can't viably run on someone's computer
without installing a lot of things.

Even if it were just an applet having to run an applet automatically
turns a lot of people away from the service.

It's not *that* computationally expensive to do this sort of thing anyway:)

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