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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Native Erlang API - Re: CouchDB 0.9 and 1.0
Date Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:30:12 GMT

On Jul 3, 2008, at 20:23, Noah Slater wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 07:55:31PM +0200, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
>> This might be me, but a native Erlang API would be nice.
>> For the simple reason to attract Erlang developers for the
>> project.
> We talked about this before, I think.
> Didn't we decide that it was overly complex with little ROI?

We might have misjudged the R regarding getting Erlang
developers on board back then. We might have not, though.

>> There is another reason beside testing to get more Erlang  
>> developers to look
>> at the code. The ASF Incubator is about growing a (developer-)  
>> community
>> around a project. So far, we are still the four original developers  
>> which
>> might suggest that we better look for more support from within the  
>> Erlang
>> community (which I personally find to be nice and supportive) to  
>> ensure that
>> we can graduate from the Incubator.
> More developers would be excellent, though it's still very early  
> days. :)

I don't have the feeling that this is 'very early' and I don't know why
that would be a reason not to attract more developers? :)


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