We have a custom driver module based on a custom protocol that needs to be upgraded and since there have been a lot many changes to the sdk and Ignition platform from 7.5 to 8.0, we have a few questions/concerns that require some guidance:
Based on this post on the forum: https://forum.inductiveautomation.com/t/opc-ua-driver-for-ignition-8-new-device-interface/25046 , referring to the change of “driver” api to the new “device” api (AbstractDriverModuleHook to AbstractDeviceModuleHook), Kevin Herron mentions of some breaking changes whenever eclipse/milo 0.5.0 releases. Also Kevin Herron added a commit that referenced this pull request yesterday : https://github.com/inductiveautomation/ignition-sdk-examples/pull/43
We wanted to know how much does it impact ignition v8?
Also we just came across the 8.1.0 version released today and have an overview.
Should we continue with the upgrade on current stable version of ignition (8.0.16) or wait for the changes to be merged to a stable 8.1.x ?
Is there a way we can get Ignition 8.1.x or 8.0.16 documentation?
For how long will the xopc.driver api be supported?