[OSM-dev] Depreciation of "changes" API

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Tue Jun 25 01:08:32 UTC 2013

The "changes" API is an old API that was used by tiles at home. The rails devs
and sysadmins are planning on depreciating this API and want to announce
before doing so.

Server logs indicate that there is one user of this API fetching it hourly.*

Deprecating this API would allow the code for it to be eliminated, slightly
simplifying the rails port (website), making it slightly easier to maintain
and it would allow a complicated step from the install instructions to be

Comments would be welcome, particularly from the unknown user of the API

* http://www.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Working_Group_Minutes/EWG_2013-06-17

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