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From Mark Hammond <>
Subject Re: (lack of) couchdb windows binaries
Date Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:42:05 GMT
On 31/03/2010 10:09 PM, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
> I'm on it.
> Mark, aside from Erlang, Spidermonkey and ICU, are there any other
> pieces in the installer, like Windows dev-tools/libs?

libcurl is still in the build instructions even though I'm not sure it 
is currently used.  The MS C runtime libraries are also included, but 
they are a requirement for practically all binaries built with the MS 
compiler, so is almost certainly already distributed with the Apache web 
server etc...



> Cheers Jan --
> On 31 Mar 2010, at 13:00, Noah Slater wrote:
>> On 31 Mar 2010, at 02:03, Mark Hammond wrote:
>>> Great - it can be found at
>> Would you like to call the vote on this yourself? If you prepared
>> the Windows artefacts, and called the vote, that should remove the
>> dependancy chain between me and you - as well as speeding things up
>> quite a bit, and taking a little bit of the load of my back. Can I
>> just double check that you prepared this from THE source artefact?
>>> Sorry, but this needs to be undertaken by someone who actually
>>> believes there is an issue and can articulate it.
>> Not true, it just needs to be done by someone who understands how
>> the package is built.
>> The purpose of legal-discuss is for developers who generally don't
>> know or care about the legal things to get a "yea" or a "nay" from
>> people who do. It would be enough simply for you to tell them what
>> you've put into the artefact, and how it's built, and then just ask
>> them for a thumbs up before the vote.
>> To re-itterate, you don't have to think there is a problem, or
>> describe any legal issue. All you have to do is provide a
>> description of how you packaged CouchDB for Windows, and ask them
>> for approval. They may ask you a few technical questions (ones
>> which I could not answer, for example - and I don't fancy playing
>> chinese whispers for people) to get clarification on a few points -
>> but it shouldn't be anything you can't answer.
>> If you're going to be part of the release process here, it would
>> make sense for you to get involved with legal-discuss.

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