[OSM-dev] 0.6 API hack-a-thon Date

Brett Henderson brett at bretth.com
Tue Oct 14 10:18:28 BST 2008

Shaun McDonald wrote:
> Hi Devs,
> With the rapid progress on the 0.6 API, I'd like to set the date of 
> the 0.6 API hack-a-thon in London to complete the transition to the 
> 0.6 API.
> I would like to propose the weekend of 9th November 2008, in the 
> CloudMade offices in London. Is this data suitable for the api and 
> application devs?
> Yesterday we got most of the changes to the API regarding the fact 
> that nodes, ways and relations now belong to a changeset instead of a 
> user complete, and all the tests working again, with more new tests 
> added.
> The bulk of the upcoming work includes
> * getting some useful information from the changesets, in both the API 
> and the data browser
> * expanding the test suite (which will inevitably find bugs in the code)
> * updating the documentation, checking that it is implemented 
> according the documentation, and vice versa
> * some code cleanup/checking
> * there also needs to be some performance and migration testing
> * (Of course there is anything else that comes up that we haven't 
> thought about)
Excellent work.
> Ideally we need to have all the main editors and osm tools ready for 
> the 0.6 API transition by the time the 0.6 API goes live in November. 
> As things currently stand, you can use JOSM, with a clean checkout of 
> the api06 branch.
Is there any test osm data in 0.6 format available?  Or do you have to 
migrate a 0.5 database to 0.6?  I should knock over the remaining 
osmosis changes to support 0.6.  Everything is done except for the the 
mysql tasks which are arguably the most important because they're used 
for changesets.


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