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  5. Principle 4: Support Forward Compatibility with Different API Versions and Depreciate Period

Principle 4: Support Forward Compatibility with Different API Versions and Depreciate Period

  • To meet the requirements on API evolution, APIs are managed with versions. Generally, each API version is launched, discarded and deprecated in more than 12 months and is compatible with earlier versions during this period.
  • For cloud services based on communities, such as OpenStack and Kubernetes, their API versions, API deprecated period, and abandon time are determined by the communities.
  • Self-developed cloud service APIs apply the same version management and forward compatibility policies, but the specific life cycle of these APIs is determined by services.