Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#1763 closed defect (wontfix)

Include a version number in the user agent string

Reported by: chriscf Owned by: framm
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Core Version: latest
Keywords: Cc:


By default, "created_by" contains "JOSM", which is not helpful. It should include a version number, e.g. "JOSM r1083". I believe the svn tag which does this is '$Revision$', which will do this automagically for checkouts (such as the -latest), and this can be set manually for "stable" releases. This makes it difficult to establish where the

Of course, if this string were defined in one single place, I might actually be able to supply a patch. :-)

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

Won't fix. created_by is a bit obsolete and will be handled differently in next API version. The wont be any changes for this issue before this.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by chriscf

However it's eventually handled, an editor must leave fingerprints. Currently, JOSM does not leave any indication that it was used other than for initially creating a node, and even then does not say which version was used. Refactoring the currently hard-coded strings out should probably be done before this anyway, since it will be required to make this necessary change.

comment:3 in reply to:  description Changed 10 years ago by Schusch

a nice to have - me too :-)

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by fatbozz

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

created_by tag is not used anymore

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