[OSM-dev] 0.6 api - one more time

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Tue May 6 09:21:15 BST 2008

On 5 May 2008, at 17:51, 80n wrote:

> On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 2:49 PM, bvh <bvh-osm at irule.be> wrote:
> On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 10:48:51AM -0400, Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> > Based on my reading, there is only one aspect of the changes in  
> the API
> > that forces backwards incompabitibility: the requirement for the  
> client
> > to generate a changeset before uploading and provide that changeset
> > identifier.
> That and the version number stuff I guess, but there you can apply
> the same solution : just assume the correct one if none is provided.
> +1
> 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.

I disagree, publicise widely and just switch. It's worked every time  
in the past. It's not _entirely_ clear that it's possible to run both,  
and in the past it certainly hasn't been such as the dropping of  

The only think I have a problem with is backward supporting the crap  
in potlatch.



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