Editing theme in desktop

Started by rucativava, August 17, 2021, 00:45:50

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rucativava

I have developed in the past a rendertheme for Orux using Cruiser as a desktop previewing tool. I am now creating a new theme for LoMaps, and it seems Cruiser is not able to handle specific locus attributes as well as dp units.
Is there anyway to use the computer to edit the XML file and quickly previewing the result?
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Menion

Hello, I'm worried there is no such tool for the desktop. Anyway, it is maybe a good question to people who create map themes about their best practices of editing ...
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voldapet

Hi, I develop the internal Locus themes. I also think that there is no desktop SW that supports custom Locus tags. I always preview the changes directly on the phone or emulator.
I can suggest TotalCommander with ADB plugin to quickly copy XML file to the device.
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john_percy

Like @voldapet I use Total Commander but with TotalDrip to access Dropbox in order to transfer the files and test on line.
I also use QuickEdit to edit online within Android and Notepad+ to edit the XML files in the Dropbox folder in Windows.
I found that quicker and less frustrating than using an emulator, and easier than ADB when I changed my phone.

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karlchick

I use Notepad+ with a plugin to select rgb colour codes. Transfer to phone using double commander for live testing in app.
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Tapio

#5
I use MS Visual Studio Codium on Windows and TC (+its SMB plugin)/QuickEdit on Smartphone end.
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Tapio

Guys I just remembered RouteConverter can show OSM maps and themes. I've just checked OAM v5 and Voluntary theme, it works, see lovely screenshot. Seems like a good way to test themes.

Stuff for this application goes into default dir "%userprofile%\.routeconverter\" - paths can be changed in options.

https://www.routeconverter.com/home/en

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karlchick

Quote from: tapio on January 04, 2022, 16:17:38
Guys I just remembered RouteConverter can show OSM maps and themes. I've just checked OAM v5 and Voluntary theme, it works, see lovely screenshot. Seems like a good way to test themes.

Thanks for this, I tried it and it works (no install too). Only issue is that it ignores categories and displays all overlay options in the theme - which can make for a rather cluttered display. Does anyone know if the app can apply/select overlays/categories?
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