On 04/08/2020 19:37, Andrew Hain wrote:
I can't answer the general question, but where I tend to use Potlatch 1
is when I quickly want to:
Sorry for an email that newer contributors don’t understand.
How much have Potlatch 1 and amf_controller been used recently?
How many of the uses were undeletes?
What is the recommended alternative when browser Flash isn’t available?
1. Quickly restore an object to a previous version of my choice
2. See what has been deleted in an area over time
It's possible to do (1) with the perl revert scripts. I don't believe
it's as straightforward (to "a previous version of my choice") with
JOSM, though if you're prepared to spend time with partial reverts you
should be able to achieve the same thing. With the perl scripts you
actually have more choice up front about how you handle dependencies;
with JOSM you get more chance to do it interactively - neither of these
approaches is right or wrong; each is relevant at different times.
You do can do something a bit like (2) with Overpass if you know a date
and time upon which the thing you want to restore existed. In areas
where there has been a lot of previous activity, e.g. around "null
_you'll either wait ages for data to load or it'll fail altogether,
whereas https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/WLl (an overpass query for any way
in that area at a given date) is instantaneous.
If I want to do what what you might call a "simple object undelete" then
JOSM's the best place to start anyway. For "simple changeset revert" it
may be too; the exceptions being if you want to revert a lot of
changesets or expect to have to do a lot of reconciliation, in which
case JOSM's interactive approach is unlikely to be ideal.
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