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From Damien Katz <>
Subject [REPORT] Apache CouchDB
Date Mon, 15 Dec 2008 19:11:50 GMT
This is the Board report for Apache CouchDB for Dec 2008. This is our  
first as a TLP.



CouchDB is a distributed document-oriented database system written in  
Erlang. The project graduated to TLP in November 2008 and Damien Katz  
was approved as the Apache CouchDB PMC .

- Community

Damien Katz was named Erlanger of the Year at the 2008 Erlang User  
Conference in Stockholm for his work with CouchDB.

Noah Slater is super awesome. Claims to have award as proof (other  
project members skeptical).

- Development

We are now looking to release CouchDB 0.9.0 in early January, our  
first a TLP and our first BETA release .

New features currently in trunk for 0.9.0:
- Security and data validation functionality
- View server internals re-architecture to allow the ability to  
quickly read stale views as indexes are being updated.
- Multi-key view lookup enhancements
- Include_docs. Ability to load full documents with view rows.
- Btree performance improvements
- Faster and more compact internal JSON term format, that is also the  
new Erlang canonical JSON term format. Additionally, when a low level  
JSON parser is implemented in core Erlang, it is will use this format  
and we'll gain more performance for free.
- Ability to run a CouchDB server right from the project source  
directory, for development purposes

- Infrastructure

We have now transfered all couchdb assets over to the final TLP  
locations, including the site, the mailing lists  
and the SVN repositories. The last remaining item is to setup a  
redirect from to

We have a daily build site hosted by Jan Lenhardt.

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