Now despite the difficulties of garnering attention when your app doesn’t break things, Vespucci development has carried on and I’m pleased to announce that the first “official” beta release of 0.9.9 is available from googles play store and from our [github repository] (https://github.com/MarcusWolschon/osmeditor4android/releases).
While there are quite a few user visible changes, most of the work since the release of 0.9.8 has been under the hood, improving the maintainability, testing, documentation and code quality throughout the app, making it much easier to contribute to its development.
It should however be noted that Vespucci has a relatively large code base and contributing to the code (but not to the documentation, presets and other aspects of the app) remains fairly complex. See vespucci on OpenHub for more on that.
The release notes give an overview of what has changed, here just some highlights:
- an Indoor mode see wherecamp blog post
- tag and preset based filters
- way improvement handle use now follows the same pattern as iD
And where is the elusive openinghours editor? I’ve [resumed work on it] (https://github.com/simonpoole/OpeningHoursFragment) and there is a reasonable chance that it will be included in the 0.9.9 release even though there is still a fair bit of work to do.