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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Native Erlang API - Re: CouchDB 0.9 and 1.0
Date Sat, 12 Jul 2008 21:41:08 GMT

On Jul 3, 2008, at 18:55 , Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> This might be me, but a native Erlang API would be nice.

Looks like we are getting this with Damien's proposed
refactoring of the internals. Woohoo!

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> For the simple reason to attract Erlang developers for the
> project. They don't want to go through HTTP and they have
> systems in place that are at a scale that we can only dream
> of having available for testing. So we better give them what
> they want. We might want to consider making a native Erlang
> API and put the HTTP API on top of that to ensure feature
> parity. This is, however one more level of indirection for the
> folks that use the HTTP API which might be the majority of
> users. Replication I think, should still go through HTTP, at
> least initially.
> 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.
> I hope you agree with me.
> Cheers
> Jan
> --
> On Jul 2, 2008, at 09:08, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> this thread is meant to collect missing work items (features and
>> bugs) for for our 1.0 release and a discussion about how to split
>> them up between 0.9 and 1.0.
>> Take it away: Damien.
>> Cheers
>> Jan
>> --

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