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#1 2019-12-17 12:53:59

ika-chan!
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Registered: 2016-10-23
Posts: 117

Disable Christmas animation

How do I disable the Christmas animation?

Some people like me do not celebrate Christmas at all, and sadly in my case, I found it offensive due to personal experiences (long before joining OSM) that I cannot disclose.

I’m sorry, I appreciate that many of you like Christmas: that is fine, but in my case, it’s brings back really bad memories.

Last edited by ika-chan! (2019-12-17 13:01:02)


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#2 2019-12-17 15:22:00

SomeoneElse
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Registered: 2010-10-13
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Re: Disable Christmas animation

ika-chan! wrote:

How do I disable the Christmas animation?

Where are you seeing a Christmas animation?

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#3 2019-12-17 15:54:49

RicoElectrico
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From: Trójmiasto
Registered: 2012-07-01
Posts: 1,503

Re: Disable Christmas animation

People say that there is snow or something like that in JOSM (I haven't run it today).

Last edited by RicoElectrico (2019-12-17 15:55:13)

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#4 2019-12-17 16:36:37

SomeoneElse
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Re: Disable Christmas animation

RicoElectrico wrote:

People say that there is snow or something like that in JOSM (I haven't run it today).

So there is - some sparkly falling winter-festival-neutral snowflakes.  A logical place to comment about that would be at JOSM's tracker, I think:

https://josm.openstreetmap.de/query?sta … y&report=1

However, I would go easy on them there because I'm sure it was simply intended to be a "delightful feature".

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#5 2019-12-17 19:03:00

ika-chan!
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Registered: 2016-10-23
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Re: Disable Christmas animation

I forgot to say it was JOSM. I am very sorry about the oversight.


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#6 2019-12-17 21:20:54

GerdP
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Registered: 2015-12-18
Posts: 1,149

Re: Disable Christmas animation

It was introduced with r14578. It seems there is no simple way to disable it unless you want to change the date on your computer.
I suggest to open a JOSM ticket.

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#7 2019-12-17 22:00:20

Martin Borsje
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Registered: 2011-10-22
Posts: 2,435

Re: Disable Christmas animation

Relax: It is not Christmass, it's winter snow. And yes: as 90% of worlds's population lives on the N hemisphere we may cal it globally winter this time of year.
Better snowflakes in JOSM than all the commercial activities down town.

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#8 2019-12-18 07:55:16

Maarten Deen
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Registered: 2010-05-20
Posts: 335

Re: Disable Christmas animation

Yeah, idea is nice, but I also don't think this is really something you should spend time on. Fortunately it is only visible when no map is downloaded but I think it is a stupid thing to do.
It are also not snowflakes but stars.

Looking at this piece of code I think it will be on from december 17 until december 31.

	    private static boolean isChristmas() {
	        Calendar c = new GregorianCalendar();
	        c.setTime(new Date());
	        return c.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR) > 350;
	    }

No, it is not about christmas. Not at all.

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#9 2019-12-18 18:46:26

muralito
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Registered: 2012-09-04
Posts: 1,855

Re: Disable Christmas animation

Martin Borsje wrote:

Relax: It is not Christmass, it's winter snow. And yes: as 90% of worlds's population lives on the N hemisphere we may cal it globally winter this time of year.
Better snowflakes in JOSM than all the commercial activities down town.

Oh, I have no problem with christmas, but as you said the snow in these days is only for the north. Summer is coming here.... big_smile
Proud to be in the remaining 10%, let's hope for a global community that respect all minorities.

Besides that, this easter egg consumes extra cpu and energy.

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#10 2019-12-19 07:31:49

Maarten Deen
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Registered: 2010-05-20
Posts: 335

Re: Disable Christmas animation

muralito wrote:

Besides that, this easter egg consumes extra cpu and energy.

And we all wonder why JOSM keeps growing and growing with every change they make.

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