[OSM-dev] API 0.5 is on the way

Gabriel Ebner ge at gabrielebner.at
Tue Sep 11 09:50:47 BST 2007

On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 09:35:21AM +0200, bvh wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 01:21:47AM +0200, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> > If you have written any piece of software that works with OSM data, 
> > either accessing the API or working on OSM XML files, please consider 
> > changing it to be compatible with 0.5. All you need should be on the
> > wiki page, including access information for a live API server running
> > 0.5.
> I'd love to update Merkaartor but given the poor state of information
> on the new API that is just not possible from the specification alone.

There is a fully functional demo of the API with a copy of the latest planet at
openstreetmap.gryph.de (username frederik at remote.org, password fredfred).  Do
not hesitate to use it if you want to see the new API in action and/or test
Merkaartor on it.

> Adding insult to the injury the WIKI page actually states that the
> 0.5 API description is removed untill it goes into production...
> Which means that third party developers like myself have zero
> chance of getting a working version ready. Certainly not by beginning
> of october, the proposed switchover date. Not nice.

Zero chance?  You can see the source code of the new API, you can take a look
at how JOSM implements the new API and you can even set up a server to test
Merkaartor on.  Heck, you don't even have to do that yourself, you can use the
one at openstreetmap.gryph.de.


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