[OSM-dev] API Update - JOSM Update Required

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Jun 20 07:57:31 BST 2007

Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
>Sent: 20 June 2007 6:33 AM
>To: Tom Hughes
>Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org; dev at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] API Update - JOSM Update Required
>Hash: SHA1
>Tom Hughes wrote:
>>> At some point in the next few days I will be making some changes to
>>> the API to make it police changes more carefully.
>> The API change is now live, so new JOSM's are now required if you want
>> to be able to delete anything.
>Thanks for improving OSM.
>Care to elaborate on what exactly has changed? Is there new API
>implemented or have calls changed? Which? Is this documented in the Wiki
>under the .4 spec?

The specific change relating to deletes forces the order of the deletion
process in JOSM to ways, then segments and then nodes. Previously it was not
so strict which meant that data integrity issues resulted if JOSM failed to
deliver all of its upload to the server as a result of server timeouts or
other issues.

So, I believe the only addition to the wiki that is required for 0.4 is that
in order to delete a segment it must not be part of any way and to delete a
node it must not be part of any segment.

Trust I have that right, I'm sure TomH will holla if I've misinterpreted



Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk

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