[OSM-dev] Data corruption :) II
shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Mon Nov 24 15:01:07 GMT 2008
On 24 Nov 2008, at 14:07, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Stefan de Konink wrote:
>> Frederik Ramm wrote:
>>> Alternatively, we could switch from 0.5 to 0.5.1 tomorrow, with the
>>> only change being newly introduced version numbers in the XML. That
>>> would probably make the saved changes 0.6 compatible then. It might
>>> break a few applications if we do this but only those who don't do
>>> proper XML parsing and people who write them are asking for trouble
>>> anyway. *
>> What about introducing an API server that is able to proxy 0.6
>> using 0.5
>> request? Thus having a compatibility layer?
> My suggested Perl script is already on the fringe; a compatibility API
> would be asking for trouble. I can think of a number of scenarios
> it would break in a really non-helpful way. It would also send out the
> (wrong) message that you can painlessly continue not caring for 0.6...
osmosis already has a --migrate task that may partially work, however
as it doesn't fetch the version numbers, so probably shouldn't be used
for an uploads.
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