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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: CouchDBX Future
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:29:45 GMT

On 18/02/2009, at 3:58 AM, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> Hey,
> remember the Futon mail earlier? Yeah, there's another project
> that need love: CouchDBX*.
> *
> My idea of CouchDBX is this:
>  A single package that can be downloaded and run to evaluate
>  CouchDB.
> That sounds simple, but the devil is in the details. The first version
> was hand-crafted and what I did there needs automation now.
> Several people have expanded the ObjC/Cocoa interface into
> interesting directions and I'd like to see this work continued.

I've automated this, the relevent part being in my memetic project:

  . Memetic builds location independent erlang and couchdb, and has  
the additional libraries so that it can run on OSX without macports  
and without any additional dependencies.

Memetic is about Ruby, but that's not an impediment - it builds the  
binaries by downloading the relevant tars, building with appropriate  
options and then munging some paths in files to achieve location  

I think the building requires no more Ruby than is present by default  
in 10.5. The binaries are currently more isolated than strictly  
required because I wanted to support multiple simultaneous installs  
that have different version dependencies.

This BTW was automated as part of building a generic client. I have a  
client who will probably pay someone to do the Win32 version.

Antony Blakey
CTO, Linkuistics Pty Ltd
Ph: 0438 840 787

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