[OSM-talk] 0.6 move and downtime

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Tue Jan 20 02:34:05 GMT 2009


Dear all

We had a review call today on the technical side of OSM and one of the  
things that came up was the transition to API 0.6

	http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Protocol_Version_0.6

API 0.6 is the latest and greatest in OSM APIs and brings scrummy  
goodness like changesets. You can read more at the wiki page. A lot of  
work has gone in to it from a number of people.

The downside is that there needs to be some database downtime while  
the change happens. This means a period of time without login, editing  
and so on. The slippy map will of course still work.

We have agreed a date of 21/22 March. During this time, and possibly  
for a little while after, you won't be able to log in or edit while  
things are upgraded.

Technical questions on this should be thrown at Matt Amos and TomH.

So, apologies, but hopefully this is enough advance warning for you to  
avoid activities around that time. From there OSM will be stronger,  
better, faster, longer and higher than before.

Best

Steve





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