[OSM-talk] Funding of three infrastructure projects : Nominatim, osm2pgsql, Potlatch 2

Skyler Hawthorne osm at dead10ck.com
Sat Aug 1 23:03:18 UTC 2020


On July 31, 2020 20:29:33 Guillaume Rischard <openstreetmap at stereo.lu> wrote:
> Potlatch 2
>
> Potlatch 2 used to be the default editor before iD took the relay. While 
> usage is declining, it’s still used by 2500 (1.4%) users who did 10 million 
> (1.2%) changes in 2020.
>
> Potlatch is built in Flash, which browsers will retire by the end of the 
> year. Richard wants to adapt Potlatch 2 to the AIR platform so users who 
> still rely on it can continue to use it.
>
> The full proposal is at 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Microgrants/Microgrants_2020/Proposal/Potlatch_2_for_desktop

Sorry if this sounds harsh, but I think using any funds at all to continue 
support for a tool that 1% of editors use would be wasteful. Flash is, for 
all intents and purposes, a dead technology. This money is better spent on 
other uses.
--
Skyler

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