[OSM-talk] Potlatch still used in many beginner documents - can you help fix it?

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sat Jan 30 15:14:02 UTC 2021


the demise of Potlatch, or at least its the browser-based incarnation,
painfully demonstrates how out-of-date much of our beginner-level
documentation on the Wiki is. The "Beginner's Guide" has been
enthusiastically translated into 45 languages
(https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Beginners%27_guide), and most these
versions have probably been bit-rotting away from the day of their
inception, but now they actually document something that does not work
any more, which is more noticeable than documenting something that is
"maybe a little out of touch".

I have a hunch that the whole "Beginner's Guide" idea needs a thorough
overhaul (I don't see mobile editing mentioned in many versions for
example, and it seems that some language versions still advise that
collecting GPX data is the first step before you can do anything), but
that's likely a major undertaking. Maybe for the time being, if you
speak any of

asturianu azərbaycanca Bahasa Melayu bosanski català čeština dansk
Deutsch eesti English español euskara français galego hrvatski
interlingua italiano latviešu lietuvių magyar Nederlands norsk nynorsk
polski português română shqip slovenčina slovenščina srpski (latinica)‎
suomi svenska Tiếng Việt Türkçe Ελληνικά български русский српски /
srpski українська עברית العربية فارسی ไทย 한국어 中文(简体)‎ 中文(繁
體)‎ 日本語

and have half an understanding of how Potlatch is used on the desktop,
maybe you can check that references to the web-based Potlatch 2 are
removed, and replaced with instructions (or pointers to instructions) on
how to work with desktop Potlatch.


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