[API-users] API Changelog?

Scott Chamberlain myrmecocystus at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 19:23:15 CEST 2015

Hi Markus,

Thanks for the detail on this.  I think that would be useful, but I don't
know how many others would benefit. If I'm the only one, I don't want to
create extra work just for my benefit. If just me, I can just watch the
commits on that repo you linked to.


On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 2:19 AM Markus Döring <mdoering at gbif.org> wrote:

> Hi Scott,
> no there isn’t I’m afraid. We have been careful with changes to the public
> API which should have mostly been bug fixes, but sometimes minimal,
> backwards compatible changes creeped in too. The API has a major version
> number in the URL (v1) and we will change that version when including some
> proper changes, e.g. separating names and taxa in the API.
> But I agree it would be good to also document the smaller changes, e.g.
> new entries to vocabularies used in searches.
> We could probably do that retrospectively by going through the commit
> history of the API project:
> https://github.com/gbif/gbif-api/commits/master
> Do you think this is useful?
> Markus
> On 15 Sep 2015, at 22:43, Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocystus at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there a changelog somewhere with noteable changes in the API?  I could
> follow the Issue tracker I suppose, but curious if there's something like
> this https://developers.digitalocean.com/documentation/changelog/ for
> this API meant for human consumption.
> Thanks! Scott
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