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I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and trying to use OSM as part of the mapping. When I try to edit, I get this message: "If you see this message you need to install Flash Player 10.1.85 or above, from Adobe, available here in order to use Potlatch 2."

I have Flash 11 installed - I removed it and reinstalled in case there was a problem, but get the same message.

TIA for any information on this.

asked 02 Nov '11, 20:43

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edited 03 Nov '11, 12:19

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What version of Flash does "website" about:plugins report? Or

(02 Nov '11, 22:29) Firefishy ♦♦

Shows 11,0,1,152

(03 Nov '11, 14:25) pramclub

This is a problem with the cyclestreets website. The potlatch2 loading code has changed recently, and they need to make some updates. The developers of cyclestreets are aware of the situation and I'm working with them to resolve the problem.

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answered 03 Nov '11, 12:13

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Ubuntu comes with the open source flash player gnash. It does not have support for Action Script 3 that Potlatch 2 is written in. (lightspark have support for Action Script 3 but fails to run Potlatch 2.) You can confirm this by starting a flash program (like youtube) and right click. If the menu does not say Adobe Flash you are running the gnash plugin.

On my setup I got it running by uninstalling gnash and installing flashplugin-installer.

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answered 02 Nov '11, 21:21

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This means that Potlatch, unlike Wikimapia, relies on proprietary AdobeFlash technology, that Adobe itself abandoned for handhelds. We can use JOSM instead, but it seems we cannot see the Yahoo photos with that.

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answered 08 Sep '12, 01:55

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  • You couldn't use P2 on a touch-based device anyway, the UI isn't suited for it;
  • Wikimapia? What does that have to do with the price of fish?
  • Yahoo photos? Where have you been the last few years?
(08 Sep '12, 07:42) Richard ♦

To elaborate on Richard's last point: Yahoo's service has not been available for OSM tracing since 13 September 2011. This doesn't matter much, though, because we are allowed to use the Bing aerial imagery, which is much higher quality in most places anyway. Bing imagery is available through both Potlatch 2 and JOSM.

(09 Sep '12, 17:58) Tordanik

Thank you Tordanik. Since Potlatch 2 doesn't work for us, how to see Bing imagery in JOSM?

(10 Sep '12, 06:56) Henri de Sol...

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