[OSM-dev] 0.6 api - one more time

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Mon May 5 18:08:45 BST 2008


On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 2008/5/5 80n <80n80n at gmail.com>:
> > Unless someone thinks that 2,000 (guesstimate) JOSM users will all
> upgrade
> > simultaneously, then it would be unwise to just switch from 0.5 to 0.6
> > overnight.
>
> If it were up to me I'd suggest that the API starts returning versions
> numbers *now* (where possible, nodes don't have them yet). And we
> deploy in the near future the changes to JOSM to use them and return
> them.
>
> The way I wrote the JOSM patch was essentially so that you could
> deploy a version of JOSM beforehand that only needed a preference
> change to make it work for 0.6. With this in place by the time we
> actually upgrade the server most people will already be running up to
> date versions.
>
> In other words, I think it's easier to get clients to support both
> versions, than it is to get the server to support both.
>


There's 1 server and n clients.  How are you measuring easier?

80n



>
> Have a nice day,
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