JOSM 6950 released !

Posted by don-vip on 30 March 2014 in English (English).

The March release of JOSM is now available as version 6950 :)

Main improvements this month concern circle/alignment functions (thanks to Balaitous, a new contributor), HTTPS support, bugfixes and beginning of Java 7 migration.

This release is still compatible with Java 6, as will be also the next release at the end of April.

After that we plan to migrate to Java 7, so if you’re still using Java 6, now’s a good time to switch.

Notable changes

major changes/enhancements

  • Enhancement of Align Nodes in Circle, Create Circle and Align Nodes in Line actions
  • Access to OSM and JOSM websites in https by default
  • Remote control: listen also in https on port 8112
  • Make UI messages copy-able
  • Ask Mac/Debian/Ubuntu users to update to Java 7

minor enhancements

  • Add “Add/Edit/Delete” entries to tags/memberships contextual menus
  • MapCSS:
    • Add support for @media expressions
    • Add CRC32 checksum
  • Validator:
    • Check addresses interpolation range/values
    • Check wrong multiple values
  • WMS: filter unsupported image formats, preselect jpeg or png

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Comment from Paweł_Pyrczak on 30 March 2014 at 19:39

https support :) So now, when someone use “Basic Authentification” in Connection Settings username & password is also transfered encrypted in https ? (default api url is now https) ?

Comment from yvecai on 30 March 2014 at 19:42

I’m afraid I got stuck on the splash screen and add to install jdk7 on Ubuntu with this release.

Comment from don-vip on 30 March 2014 at 21:31

Pawel: yes, the default API url is now, so everything is https.

yvecai: You’re talking about the “Update to Java 7” dialog ? If it does not work, can you please create a bug report?

Comment from malenki on 1 April 2014 at 16:48

As always: thanks for all the work on JOSM! But for remote control at https: neither with Iceweasel 24.4.0 nor Chromium 33.0.1750.152 Debian jessie/sid (256984) the [Edit]-button on does open the area shown in JOSM. (Yes, I’ve set JOSM as default editor in my profile).

Comment from malenki on 1 April 2014 at 16:49

I forgot: JOSM r6953

java version “1.7.0_51”
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.4.5) (7u51-2.4.5-2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.51-b03, mixed mode)

Comment from don-vip on 1 April 2014 at 21:48

You tried too soon, Tom did only make the change on OSM side 3 hours ago:

But it’s not live yet. Wait a little bit :)

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