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From Simon Weller <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] API versioning
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:52:52 GMT

+1. Echoing what Rohit pointed out, we have a lot of cleanup to do :-) It certainly makes
it a lot easier though when you're not breaking compatibility with existing code.

From: Rohit Yadav <>
Sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 4:04 AM
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] API versioning

+1 Good idea, though bear in mind there are 500+ APIs with no modern-RESTful-standardization,
a lot of work.


From: Nitin Kumar Maharana <>
Sent: 05 June 2017 12:37:24
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] API versioning

This looks good. +1<>

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> On 04-Jun-2017, at 2:34 PM, Rene Moser <> wrote:
> Hi
> I recently developed ansible modules for the ACL API and ... found this
> has a really inconsistent API naming. E.g.
> createNetworkACL <<-- this creates an ACL rule
> createNetworkACLList <<-- this create the ACL
> updateNetworkACLItem <<-- this updates an ACL rule
> updateNetworkACLList <<-- this updates the ACL
> My first thoughs was, someone has to fix this, like
> createNetworkAclRule <<-- this create the ACL rule
> createNetworkAcl <<-- this creates an ACL
> updateNetworkAclRule <<-- this updates the ACL rule
> updateNetworkAcl <<-- this updates an ACL
> But how without breaking the API for backwards compatibility? I know a
> few other places where the API has inconsistent namings. Fixing the API
> but in a controlled way? What about by adding a version to the API?
> I would like to introduce a API versioning to cloudstack: The current
> API would be frozen into verison v1. The new API will have v2. The
> versioned API has the URL scheme:
> /client/api/<version>
> The current API would be /client/api/v1 and the /client/api would be an
> alias for v1. This ensures backwards compatibility.
> This would allow us to deprecate and change APIs.
> Any thoughts?

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