OpenStreetMap

potlatch drives me nuts again!

Posted by katpatuka on 27 April 2009 in English (English)

(arrg)

Sorry - the connection to the OpenStreetMap server failed.
Any recent changes have not been saved.

Would you like to try again ? Retry | Cancel

Clicking Retry does not reveal anything but when I refeshed the page there was no error anymore and the last edited way shows up correctly...

And then another error:

An unusual error happened (in 'pulway'-33). The server said: Precondition failed: the node with id -681 either does not exist or is not visible.

Please email richard bla bla...

What the hack does that mean?!?

If you have edited a long time on a way without being sure that at least some part of your way has been saved from time to time all your edit might be lost!!

Comment from Minh Nguyen on 27 April 2009 at 07:22

Yeah, I’ve been pretty paranoid about saving all the time the last few days, because I keep running into those issues. By the way, try opening another copy of Potlatch in a different tab or window, to see if the changes actually went through regardless.

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Comment from ianlopez1115 on 27 April 2009 at 08:16

experienced almost the same just recently, and it was hell. either it was API hiccups or something else.

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Comment from ianlopez1115 on 27 April 2009 at 08:17

experienced almost the same just recently, and it was hell. either it was API hiccups or something else.

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Comment from katpatuka on 27 April 2009 at 08:20

With the second error you still can 'see' your track in potlatch but you don't seem to have a possibility to save it by any means - a second window won't help...

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Comment from Richard on 27 April 2009 at 10:31

"Please email richard bla bla... What the hack does that mean?!?"

It means what it says. Please e-mail me so I can have a look at identifiying and, if necessary, fixing the problem.

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Comment from Paul Johnson on 27 April 2009 at 16:08

Consider using JOSM; it's less prone to losing your work if you or the server unexpectedly go offline.

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Comment from Richard on 27 April 2009 at 19:10

Paul Johnson - aggrieved JOSM users on IRC say otherwise ;)

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Comment from Minh Nguyen on 27 April 2009 at 21:07

Richard, perhaps Potlatch could have an automated Mail Richard button, much like the Mail button on the history dialog. It could be prefilled with a specific error message. That’d make users more inclined to actually send the reports your way.

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Comment from Richard on 28 April 2009 at 15:48

I'm not that suicidal. :) Seriously, we're doing ok for reports at the moment, but if we need some more than that'd be a good idea.

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