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Name : JOSM (Java Open Street Map Editor)

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Reason : JOSM is a very powerful editor for OpenStreetMap. It can be a little complicated to get working for non-technical users. It would be nice to allow easy install of the programme via the Software Centre, to make it more accessible to end users.

Open Source : Yes (GNU General Public License v2 or later)

Source Code : There are different methods, more details here -

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clivejo created this task.Feb 18 2018, 8:27 PM
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+1, It would be cool to have.

DataDrake triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Jul 22 2018, 2:05 PM
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
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This needs a dedicated maintainer considering the complexity of getting it to work.

JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Aug 16 2018, 8:12 PM
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It's been a month since this has been accepted and marked for needs maintainer. Given nobody has stepped up to provide an accepted patch, marking as wontfix. Feel free to re-open when a patch has been submitted via the appropriate process.

@DataDrake I am a regular user of JOSM and would love to maintain it, however, I currently don't have the knowledge to be able to package it. Any chance of someone helping me with it?

I could give it try. I don't promise anything, but it shouldn't be that difficult to package.

livingsilver94 added a comment.EditedAug 17 2018, 12:03 PM

Gotta say thre git repository (converted from the official SVN repository) is HUGE. Nearly 700 MB. Is this an issue?

clivejo reopened this task as Open.Feb 4 2019, 10:30 PM
JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Feb 4 2019, 10:42 PM
JoshStrobl removed JoshStrobl as the assignee of this task.

Patch provided was not acceptable. Closing again.

livingsilver94 added a comment.EditedFeb 5 2019, 10:12 AM

@JoshStrobl would it be acceptable to set a script that creates a tarball as the source, enable networking and then build JOSM from the extracted tarball? The downside of JOSM is basically having an SVN repository instead of git.

@JoshStrobl @DataDrake pinging you again. Would my previous solution be acceptable? Or, alternatively, we can create local tarballs like we do for Firefox langpacks.

It's going to have to be local tarballs that we toss up on the web server.

livingsilver94 reopened this task as Open.Apr 21 2019, 11:15 PM

Built it locally using your packaging and it works a treat!! Is this method of grabbing the source acceptable?

If I understood latest @DataDrake 's message, this is the correct way to fetch the tarball.

tuxayo added a subscriber: tuxayo.Jun 27 2019, 12:58 PM