In QGIS 1.8 I used the openstreetmap plugin to request data from the server, or open a .osm XML file, which produced 3 layers (polygons, polylines and points) in QGIS. This was great (give or take the 64bit bug which highly affects the freshly mapped area I work on), but how do I do that in QGIS 2.x? I can't find any updated documentation about it.
In the vector menu, I've tried importing from osm servers, I get a .osm file, but then I'm stuck. There's a menu option for loading an XML file, but it produces a spatialite db, which apparently only has non-geometry tables when I try to add it as a spatialite layer. If I open the attribute table, I can see node ids, ways and so on, but I can't figure out how to actually make use of them.
I've also tried adding a vector layer from a .osm XML file. I get a gpsbabel window that shows nothing, then finally an invalid data source message in QGIS.
What am I doing wrong? Any pointers to updated documentation?
PS: I know there are a few questions around this subject, but none of them actually seems to answer the question.