EIDA moving to StationXML 1.2

Hi ObsPy team,

My name is Jarek Bienkowski, I’m currently chairing the EIDA IDG. I would like to ask you a question related to the developments of the new StationXML scheme (v1.2). The 12 data centers comprising EIDA federation are planning to switch to this new scheme in coming weeks and we are in the process of assessing its impact on our users and downstream services. We have already tested the current ObsPy version compatibility with StationXML 1.2 and it seems to be working thanks to the nature of the scheme changes (mostly minor and cosmetic), but we have been wondering if this work requires coordination with, perhaps, new ObsPy version that officially supports schema 1.2. Please let me know what is your opinion/suggestion here.

Reference: StationXML changes from version 1.1 to 1.2



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Thanks for the heads-up @jbnkwsk! This actually required (minimal) changes going forward so upcoming ObsPy releases will not hickup on 1.2 files.

About to be included in soon-to-be-releases bug fix version 1.3.1 and subsequent feature release 1.4.0.

Perfectly clear. Thank you, @megies!