Planned removal of JavaScript API of JOSM configuration XML files

Posted by josmeditor on 5 March 2020 in English (English).

Hi all,

Due to the planned removal of the JavaScript engine Nashorn from Java, we have to take action. Nashorn was in use for three features of JOSM core:

  1. opening_hours validator based on opening_hours.js
  2. overpass-wizard (in download dialog)
  3. JavaScript API of JOSM configuration XML files

Item 1 has been resolved by migrating to OpeningHoursParser written by Simon Poole for Vespucci.

For item 2, we plan to use a hosted service (likely on the JOSM server) for turning user input into Overpass Queries.

For item 3, we don’t see a viable alternative. We plan to remove this feature with the next JOSM release unless someone steps up with a killer-user-case and migration plan.

Please share your feedback, if any, on the josm-dev mailing list.

Thanks for reading and happy mapping,

Simon (simon04) and Vincent (Don-vip) for the JOSM team

Comment from Samith Madusanka123 on 10 March 2020 at 02:36

Hello, What is the possibility to upload the lidar image into OSM. Can we upload it as a background image? then i want to digitize buildings and roads.

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