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sk750
2012-03-11
2013-05-29
  • sk750
    sk750
    2012-03-11

    When will support for e.g. map formats <69 be dropped to decrease code complexity?

     
  • Jyrki Kuoppala
    Jyrki Kuoppala
    2012-03-11

    A quote from my outbox from June 2011 - I don't think anyone objected to this at that time.

    "I was thinking that somewhere between six months and a year would be a
    reasonable backwards-compatibility period. Current GpsMid support map
    formats 65 -> 68. Map format 66 was introduced in May 2011, which means
    that if we want to keep six months of backwards compatibility, we can
    drop support for map format 65 in November. But looking that also 67 &
    68 were introduced in close proximity to 66, it would make sense to
    group 65-67 together. This would mean for ca. six months that we drop
    support for 65-67 around the year-shift 2011->2012."

     
  • Libor Striz
    Libor Striz
    2012-07-25

    I think there should be also taken into account the date of the last official release of signed GPSMid.
    At least current map version of signed GPSMid  has to be always supported, and maybe possibly also 1-2 older versions.

     
  • Libor Striz
    Libor Striz
    2012-07-25

    Or, 6 months backward to last GPSMid signed release ?

     
  • sk750
    sk750
    2012-07-25

    Until now I think we never removed any backward compatibilty code from GpsMid. So quite old map files still should work, while they might provide less features, information or performance of course.

     
  • Libor Striz
    Libor Striz
    2012-07-25

    I see.

    I was just being worried, reading about dropping support for old maps,

     
  • Jyrki Kuoppala
    Jyrki Kuoppala
    2012-07-25

    Yes, it's a good addition that in addition to the time limit, a couple of previous releases should be supported.