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

pangoSE pangose at riseup.net
Tue Aug 4 11:02:47 UTC 2020


I disagree. For that sum of money I would be willing to start writing a new editor in Rust compiled to WebAssembly and desktop and reach a state of basic editing useability in 2 months.
See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohuTy8MmbLc
Cheers

Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> skrev: (3 augusti 2020 01:00:49 CEST)
>While the benefit of making Potlatch 2 on AIR is small, the cost is
>tiny.
>
>2500 Euros is an insignificant price to pay for supporting an editor
>which
>is still used by a couple of thousand long-term users.
>
>I support this expenditure.
>
>– Joseph Eisenberg
>
>On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 10:05 AM Alexandre Oliveira
><rockytvbr at gmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>> I'd like to share my two cents on the matter of supporting Potlatch
>2,
>> an editor built with (now) dead technology.
>>
>> I don't think it's worth spending money to update P2 to Air. As
>others
>> have stated, Air has been discontinued as well, and it was developed
>> by Adobe, probably with the same amount of security flaws as Flash
>> had, which contributed to its demise. I don't see Air as different
>> even though it's being maintained now by Samsung.
>>
>> Just take a look. The web is different than when P2 released; flash
>is
>> deprecated and a synonym for vulnerable systems, Air tried to take
>off
>> but now it's just another dead technology. What are the benefits of
>> porting P2 to Air? It may be easier because Air may share some code
>> with Flash, which in turn makes it easier to port to.
>>
>> However, I think that the OSMF should find someone familiar with
>Flash
>> and look forward to porting P2 to modern web technologies (please not
>> Electron!), like WebAssembly or Web 2.0. Be it JavaScript,
>> CoffeeScript or TypeScript, React, Angular, Vue.js or any other
>modern
>> web tech, it doesn't matter. I think it's going to be money well
>spent
>> if P2 was ported to a supported web technology and not something that
>> died a few years ago and is on life support, and barely anyone uses
>it
>> nowadays.
>>
>> IMO porting P2 to Air is just a waste of money and time from the
>> developer, and we will reach the same point in the future, be it
>> either for deprecating P2 or looking to port it to newer web
>> technologies. OSMF should prepare for the future and not continue
>> using deprecated technology.
>>
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