[OSM-dev] [Marble-devel] NOTICE: gazetteer.osm.org being retired

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 15:39:55 BST 2010


On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 13:26, Chris Browet <cbro at semperpax.com> wrote:
>>
>> If you want to use an OSM service in one of your applications, then I
>> would suggest firstly, and most importantly, that the application
>> doesn't have a *.openstreetmap.org URL embedded anywhere in the code.
>
> Come on. Does that mean that we cannot use "www.openstreetmap.org/api" to
> update the database?

Well, in the context of stable OS releases that distribute programs
like Merkaartor the API is pretty much *guaranteed* to break. An
Ubuntu LTS release is 5 years, Red Hat and Debian have something
similar. That's a lot less time than the entire 0.5 -> 0.6 transition
took.

Didn't we have existing packaged programs that used 0.5 break for this
exact reason when we switched to 0.6? If not we're certain to have it
if we ever switch to 0.7, depending on the nature of the API changes.



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