Did I miss the announcement that Twitter was planning to implement
versioning?  I don't recall that.


On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 11:23 AM, DeWitt Clinton <dclin...@gmail.com> wrote:

> That doesn't quite work, as sometimes parameters and response values are
> tweaked for existing calls, not just new areas of functionality. See
> http://apiwiki.twitter.com/REST+API+Changelog for examples.
> For the most part things have been backwardly compatible, which is to be
> applauded.  I think all I'm requesting is what's already been announced --
> that there is an explicit version id in the API, and that those methods
> remain stable.  Then I can release a 1.0 version of the libraries that are
> hard-coded to the v1 endpoints, a 1.1 version hard-coded to the v1.1
> endpoints, etc, and a 'dev' version of the libraries against the current
> beta endpoints.
> We went through exactly this process in developing the Google Data APIs,
> and while my takeaway from that experience is that you can never plan early
> enough for versioning, it's still better to do later than never, which
> sounds like Twitter's current plan (good!).
> I'm just asking when we can plan to target explicit versions.
> -DeWitt
> On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Jesse Stay <jesses...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't think Twitter has versions right now - you should look at what the
>> Net::Twitter libraries for Perl are doing though.  With those, you tell it
>> which components of the library you want to include when you're
>> instanciating your initial $twitter object.  So if you want to include
>> search functionality, you tell it to include the search components.  If you
>> want to include list functionality you tell it to include the list
>> components.  Keeps it nice and lightweight for when you need it to.
>> Jesse
>> On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 7:36 AM, DeWitt Clinton <dew...@unto.net> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'd like to sync the version numbers and release cycles of a few twitter
>>> libraries (python-twitter <http://code.google.com/p/python-twitter/> and
>>> java-twitter <http://code.google.com/p/java-twitter/>) up with the
>>> version of the Twitter API itself.  I'll admit that I've fallen way behind
>>> on the maintenance of each, partly because the Twitter API itself is a
>>> moving target (not a bad thing, just hard to keep in sync with).
>>> What's the expected timing of when we can rely on a stable versioned
>>> endpoint for v1, v2, etc, and bleeding-edge API versions?  In theory we'd do
>>> parallel releases on major/minor releases, and keep a dev branch open for
>>> the latest-and-greatest-and-beta-est version of the Twitter API.
>>> -DeWitt

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