[OSM-dev] OpenStreetMap Carto release v4.12.0

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Sat Jun 23 10:19:29 UTC 2018

On Saturday 23 June 2018, Yves wrote:
> Which is not going to change if everybody scripts its own way :)
> I did not followed the discussion around that change, but it would be
> a good idea to make changes upstream to come up with an equivalent
> style without special code. Yves

The question is how long would you be committed to wait for an upstream 
change to be implemented?  

Fixes for major bugs like here:


can take a year.  Not sure how requests for feature additions fare on 
average.  But i think without an existing implementation being 
submitted as a pull request the chances are relatively small.  It is 
commendable that Mapbox still does some basic maintainance and 
bugfixing there but this is hardly more than keeping the lights on.  
And any feature addition would also need support in Carto which - as 
Daniel already mentioned - is definitely and officially not maintained 
any more.

It is all open source of course so anyone can pick up development but 
you need to ask yourself if this would be worthwhile of course.  Both 
the technological and cartographic environment have changed a lot since 
these programs were originally designed.

Christoph Hormann

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