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Re: SWH: fallback error

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: SWH: fallback error
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2021 11:51:33 +0200


On Thu, 9 Sept 2021 at 11:39, Ludovic Courtès <> wrote:

> As you might have seen on #swh-devel on, this is due to

No, I have not. :-)

> an API change on their side, which is now fixed in
> fb32a38db1d3a6d9bc970e14df5be95e59a8ab02.  Tested with the usual:


>   guix build -S guile-bash --check
> The API change (removing “obj_id” and “obj_type” from vault replies)
> might be reverted, according to what SWH folks said on IRC.


> However, other incompatible changes may happen on /api/1.  For instance,
> I noticed by chance that /api/1/vault/directory, which we use in
> ‘request-cooking’, is marked as deprecated.  I’ll update our code to the
> new API soonish if nobody beats me at it, but it’s a bummer that old
> code might break anytime.  :-/  (The API is officially not considered
> stable.)

Wait, they work for long term support and they break backward compatibility.
For instance, all the versions that "guix time-machine" is able to
reach can break because they change their API in the future.  Wow.
Do I understand well?


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