[OSM-dev] xappy.js - announcement

Philipp Borgers borgers at mi.fu-berlin.de
Fri May 20 11:07:40 BST 2011

Dear OSM Developers,

we have begun to work on a new implementation of the OSM Xapi. We use
the javascript based framework node.js to minimize the memory footprint
per request. 

As backend we currently rely on postgres with the postgis extension. The
database schema in use is pgsql_snapshot_0.6 with linestring column
added for ways. We use the hstore extension to postgres to store the
tags of the data primitives. It's also possible to write and integrate
other database backends.

As license we have chosen the AGPLv3  and the CDDL.

You can take a look at the code base and/or participate actively in the
development at github [1]. 
The developer mailinglist is xapi at lists.spline.de. Feel free to leave us
a message.
Please report bugs and submit feature enhancements to [2]. If you don't
have a github account and don't want to create one you can also submit
your suggestions via mail.

We will release a beta version and provide a running instance as soon as
possible (planned for 16.06.2011).

Best regards,
xappy.js Team

[1] https://github.com/osm-spline/xapi.
[2] https://github.com/osm-spline/xapi/issues

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