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From Tim Parkin <i...@timparkin.co.uk>
Subject Re: Bulk Docs
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2009 13:25:13 GMT
Antony Blakey wrote:
> I agree that hiding the distinction between single-node and multi-node
> operation is not a good idea.
> 
> However I think this discussion has come and gone, the outcome being
> that a) couchdb requires, by design, that no functionality is provided
> that cannot be provided under a loosely couple cluster model without
> distributed transaction support; and b) therefore, atomic bulk docs e.g.
> all-or-nothing-fail-on-conflict will not be provided by couchdb.
>

If this is so is there any chance of an official final word so we can
make a decision about whether to use a fork.

> I require this functionality, and don't care about *loosely coupled*
> clustering, and hence have to maintain a fork that retains this
> functionality. This fork cannot be called CouchDB unless it is purely a
> point-in-time snapshot from the subversion repository - anything else is
> regarded as a derived work by Apache, understandably.
> 

If you could let me know more about the fork, I'd be interested in what
is involved in keeping it in sync..  (if this issue is closed that is).

Tim

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