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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: Windows support
Date Wed, 03 Jun 2009 20:51:23 GMT
On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Kai Griffin <> wrote:
> I'm sorry; I hit the send button before completing my post.  I was going to
> say "...and that extern-handler capability"... is a rip-snorter of a great
> idea.  Its presence has definitely saved me weeks of work.

It'd be really cool to see a blog post that goes into your use case. I
hadn't thought of Couch as controlling a bunch of externals but it
makes perfect sense. The more we know about how you're using it the
better we can help you make it for you.

>I've made one or
> two tentative changes to the Erlang code locally - if I find myself becoming
> more proficient/confident at it - or discover anything other way I might be
> useful in helping CouchDB become more Windows-friendly, I'll certainly jump
> in to help.

That'd be awesome.

> On 3/06/2009 22:05, Kai Griffin wrote:
>> I've been using CouchDB (0.9.0) on windows for the past couple of months.
>>  I switched from Linux so that I could use a large amount of legacy C++
>> code, re-worked into a series of little executables, which are launched by
>> couch's extern handler to perform certain tasks.  For my purposes, CouchDB
>> on windows has been operating very well, and that extern-handler capability
>> On 3/06/2009 20:58, Nathan Stott wrote:
>>> I'm mostly a windows user.  I run couch on my Ubuntu laptop at the moment
>>> but would like to try getting it running on my windows box that I dev on.
>>> I'll read through the wiki and give it a shot.
>>> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 01:27:16PM -0400, Damien Katz wrote:
>>>>> Ideally, what we'd end up with would be a completely automated Windows
>>>>> build system that builds a complete installer and supports XP, Server
>>>>> 2003 & 2007, Vista, 7, etc. And we'd support running as a service
>>>>> as
>>>>> a user process and have nice Visual Studio integration.
>>>> I would like to see a Windows user sending us regular patches, and
>>>> getting
>>>> stuck
>>>> in with the development and support of CouchDB from this perspective.
>>>> After
>>>> a
>>>> while, I would want this person to become a full committer. I really
>>>> don't
>>>> think
>>>> we should be claiming Windows support until at least one of the core
>>>> developers
>>>> is a genuine Windows user.
>>>> If you need pointers on where to get stuck in, I'm your guy.
>>>> --
>>>> Noah Slater,

Chris Anderson

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