[OSM-talk] Java and JOSM

John Whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 14:59:00 UTC 2021

Purely I don't trust Oracle, JAVA is not permitted on many corporate or 
US government systems for security reasons.

I recognize it isn't going to happen.

Something based on .net would be fine.

Cheerio John

Andy Townsend wrote on 4/4/2021 10:50 AM:
> On 04/04/2021 15:32, john whelan wrote:
>> I live in hope that one day I can get the functionality of JOSM and 
>> its plugins without having to run JAVA.
> Realistically, that's not going to happen, unless one of the following 
> occurs:
>   * Someone reimplements all of JOSM and all of JOSM's plugins into a
>     completely different program, developed from scratch
>   * Someone makes available to you a remote machine where Java + JOSM
>     are installed, and you run it there.
> Neither are impossible, but both are I suspect pretty unlikely. Why 
> the dislike of Java?  Technically using a runtime for compiled 
> bytecode is a pretty common architecture - for example, arguably most 
> current Windows development is done using .NET, which is a very 
> similar approach.
> Is there something that you'd like to do but can't do because JOSM is 
> Java-based?  Perhaps the problem is that maintaining Java is a chore, 
> maybe because you're using Windows and that doesn't have a native 
> package manager (if that's the case I'd suggesting installing one such 
> as Chocolatey)?
> Best Regards,
> Andy

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