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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: couchdb transactions changes
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2009 09:16:57 GMT

On 10/02/2009, at 11:43 AM, Paul Davis wrote:

> If you're
> really committed on learning and improving the replication mechanisms
> and the implications that has in general, I would suggest that you
> start reading source code.

For anyone interested in this thread, the immediate resolution for me  
is to study Bayou and other weak-consistency replication research. My  
initial reading indicates that Bayou does what my intuition has been  
telling me is possible. Once I fully understand the alternatives, I'll  
go back to the Couch source - which I'm sure will then have Damien's  
proposed mods - to determine if I can apply those techniques to Couch.  
If that's not possible, or it's just too much of a divergence from the  
community vision, then obviously a new project is in order rather than  
wasting everyone's time arguing for something that's not consistent  
with the goals of CouchDB.

I should have done this research before hand, rather than relying on  
intuition. Sorry for the grief and time wasting :/

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

In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is  
no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to  
take away.
   -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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