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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: CouchDB and clustering
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:12:17 GMT
Hi Ben,

your planned commitment sounds terrific! May I suggest (again :)
to move this to dev@ (CC'd this time) for the benefit of the right
audience and coordination of efforts?


On 26 Feb 2009, at 23:04, Ben Browning wrote:

> I'm actively interested in getting two of the things you mentioned,
> partitioning of data and a single view of the cluster, developed and
> working. I haven't said much about the subject since the thread Jan
> mentioned but I've been thinking a lot of things over in my head and
> have an attack plan.
> My first goal is to create an Erlang API which will probably be a
> subset of the current HTTP API. I've seen this requested before on the
> mailing list and believe this is a necessary first step to getting
> partitioning support. After that I plan to tackle the actual
> partitioning. I'll be doing all development in the following github
> fork:
> There are no changes there yet but you should start seeing code pop up
> this week. At various points along the process I'll explicitly solicit
> feedback from the devs and the rest of the community since my hope is
> this code will eventually be used for partitioning in CouchDB proper.
> I can't speak for the priority of this in the community, but it's the
> only piece of Couch I'm currently working on and am planning to devote
> at least 10-20 hours a week to it.
> Ben
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
>> That is about correct, see the current (slightly stale) thread
>> "Partitioned Clusters"* on the dev@ mailing list.
>> * Started by Chris Anderson on February 20th.

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