[OSM-dev] API 0.5 is on the way

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Tue Sep 11 15:17:04 BST 2007

In message <20070911133745.GB21246 at jafshome.irule.be>
        bvh <bvh-osm at irule.be> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 08:50:47AM +0000, Gabriel Ebner wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, and all are much more time consuming and prone to misunderstanding
> from an API user point of view than a consice description of the 0.5
> API as exists for the 0.4 API.

There is no concise description on the 0.4 API either though. The
wiki page is completely insane and attempts to describe the protocol
to a ridiculous level of detail that makes it impossible to actually
comprehend. It's also badly laid out and wrong in many places.

The only reason I haven't it more along the lines of the 0.3 API page
is that I believe Frederik and Gabriel are effectively doing that by
writing the 0.5 API specification in a more sensible way.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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