Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#4155 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add OSM History Viewer link to web frontend

Reported by: Kozuch Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Please add a link to particular OSMHV visualization ( at changeset browse pages (location

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I don't see why should bless this particular tool over and above the dozens of other community tools. I'm not aware of this particular tool having any particularly large level of popularity relative to other things - indeed I had never even heard of it before you opened this ticket.

Also as a general rule we try not to make anything on the website depend on things which are not hosted on our infrastructure.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Kozuch

Where is hosted then? I thougt that is a part of main site as it is a part of

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Tom Hughes

Why do you think is part of the main site? It isn't. I let them use our bug tracker as I let many other OSM related projects use it if they ask.

Broadly speaking anything hosted on our hardware will have an name, though there are a few things that are hosted on third party hardware.

FWIW I did try your tool and all I got, even with a small changeset, was java timeout errors.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Kozuch

Ehm, interesting reading, but a bit out of context I think. Why should you bless this particular tool? Because it is the only one providing (IMHO) nice graphical visualization of a changeset. At least the only one I could find.

Dont want to link outside? Why? You will rather not provide any too at all... This is not a development, this is a decay... if you really can not change your mind let us host OSMHV at

I use the tool without any problems. I did not try a very havy changeset but normal things work for me.

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