Many browsers - like Mozilla Firefox - will drop Flash support in the near future. Does anybody know - or where could we find information about - the status of the development of a new version of the Potlatch editor using Adobe Air?
And yes… I know there is an alternative like JOSM, but that’s not what I’m asking
Thank you very much, Richard, the planned migration from Flash to Air is really good news! Hopefully you can rescue all features that are so helpful in Potlatch! I’ve tried iD and JOSM as well, but no other editor supports such a fast workflow like Potlatch.
Indeed. Some background: Richard applied for a grant to port Potlatch 2 to the AIR framework, which would allow it to run as a stand-alone application outside the browser.
Unfortunately, the microgrant committee didn’t select this application as one of the grant recipients. But on the plus side, we now have a price tag. If someone in the OSM ecosystem – be it the OSMF, another organization, or individuals – is willing to spend 2500 € on this, we could get this migration done (assuming Richard is still willing to do it, of course).
Why should I need to add money to continue adding my 0,02 € to OSM like I always could, and gladly did? I am already spending a good deal of time and motivation. Potlatch is the perfect tool for my kind of contribution, if it becomes unavailable then my contributions will stop, too. Unless, of course, a look-and-feel-alike could be concocted.