Sorry, the user registration in the forum did not work for 24h – now it’s repaired.
The sending of mails needed a new authorization type – this issue is resolved.
Again my request: If you register in the forum please use email addresses that are NOT preferred by spammers – not yahoo and their relatives. I have to raise the obstacle for spammers every year because the amount of scam/spam exceeds every reasonable level.
The website is now running – especially in the forum area – much faster than before, I spent one more CPU to the new cloud server and activated the CDN again. The site is now above 93% in all rankings at GtMetric, ensuring a pleasant user-experience for you.
So there’s nothing to stop the regular big update of _all_ maps at mid-year.
The POIs for Locus have now also reached a level of maturity that is significantly better than BETA.
Your team from OpenAndroMaps
The new server is running!
The domains are transferred and provided with certificates.
Everything still runs without optimizations, that will come.
Which means that you can download maps and Pois again.
Support and updates should be available at the end of May.
There is still a lot of work left till everything is up as bevor.
Dear OAM community,
The website of the OpenAndroMaps will be dusted a little bit in the next days (it’s raining ).
A tedious and time-consuming work, but, especially with WordPress, it is inevitable from time to time.
We have now PHP +7 / MySql 5.7 on the server side and not every WordPress plugin can do that.
Which means that old plugins that have not been maintained for years have to be eliminated or replaced.
Only when this is done WP and the theme itself are able to be updated.
Unfortunately, the plugin that generates the dynamic download tables is also one of these deliverables – finding a replacement here will be a challenge.
If someone has experience with the FOO-Tables under WP+5 (doesn’t work or what has to be done) I would be grateful for any help.
For now, the SocialMedia plugin (Shariff) has been eliminated and replaced by the function that is now integrated into the Enfold theme. There is _no_ communication with FB/Twitter/Instgramm/etc – only a “stupid” link is set. This corresponds to my idea of a clean website.
Another, very practical plugin, is/was the CrayonSyntaxHighlighter for source codes that are formatted very nicely and readably. Unfortunately this plugin has not been updated for 4 years and there is no adequate replacement that would be worth the program overhead. So these elements (program snippets in the majority) are now displayed as PRE-formatted text.
And so on, the list is quite long…
What does this mean for you:
I have to replace some elements on all pages and then check ALL pages and posts for consistency. Furthermore all caches+CDN have to be switched off from time to time.
Which means that the website will be (sometimes) very, very slow – this can’t be avoided because the WordPress Backend (Admin) consumes a lot of resources.
So if you see a “Gateway Error No [something]” please understand a webmaster who is trying to keep his inner center while restarting the server.
In the meantime you can download Michael’s maps to your smartphone, they have reached a level of perfection that will amaze you:
Why does this happen:
The current Elevate version 4.4.0 is optimized for Mapsforge 0.12 and higher, which now supports curved path texts. E.g. contourline captions, street names and route refs use this. But this kind of rendering doesn’t work so well in older Mapsforge versions, e.g. all current non-beta releases of OruxMaps. OruxMaps Beta uses Mapsforge 0.12 since 6 months, but it’s a really long beta period, so still no final release. I wanted to release Elevate 4.4.0 after the beta phase is finished, so there was a long time only a release candidate for Elevate 4.4.0. But now there were too many changes in the maps that it was time to release it. Especially the data in the maps for protected areas changed, so users complained that Elevate 184.108.40.206 wouldn’t show those anymore.
But there is still no end in sight for the OruxMaps beta phase (and maybe other apps still use an older Mapsforge version). So I decided to update Elevate 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 and release it as a legacy version. The only change is compatibility for protected areas with maps from 03/2020 or newer.