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From "David Pitman">
Subject Re: How to contribute - especially authentication
Date Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:25:09 GMT

Thanks for the quick reply.

I've done up a basic proxy using the tntnet c++ server already, and it's
useable enough for a while, but I'd prefer something more properly
integrated, hence my query.

Very cool, those documents have given me a good starting point, and I kept
them in mind when designing my proxy, so I'll get in and spend my spare time
this week getting more intimate with Erlang and take it from there ...

Many thanks.


On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:

> Hello David
> On Jun 16, 2008, at 17:36, David Pitman wrote:
>  G'day,
>> I've been playing with CouchDB for a couple of weeks and will be using it
>> for a couple of projects - but I need to have the security /
>> authentication
>> features available before I can go too much further with using it in the
>> real world.
> And a proxy/filter/middleware in front of CouchDB doesn't solve your
> needs?
>  I'm very keen to help with making this happen if I can, before I have a go
>> -
>>   - is this feature currently being worked on?  If so, is further help
>> required?
> Nobody is currently working on this. We are still pretty much in the
> design-
> phase and not really there either since we are working on more pressing
> things at the moment. Other folks have voiced interest in heling out, but
> haven't followed up yet.
>    - any tips for where and how to start? (I've read everything I can find
>> via Google)
> There's the general technical overview here:
> and
> includes
> a nice summary, but that is rather a suggestion
> than a fixed and agreed-upon guideline. Any input is always appreciated.
>    - I am totally new to Erlang - am I likely to be able to contribute
>> anything useful to the project given that I'll have to learn the language
>> as
>> I go?
> Yeah. Get Joe Armstrong's 'Programming Erlang' book and you are
> good to go.
>  Thanks for all the good work on CouchDB so far - pretty nifty to say the
>> least...  If I've posted this to the wrong place - please let me know
>> where
>> it should have gone!
> We're glad you like it and appreciate your desire to help.
> Cheers
> Jan
> --

David Pitman

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