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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: (lack of) couchdb windows binaries
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 09:25:47 GMT
Hi Carl,

excellent points. Do you mind opening issues for these points on
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB so we don't lose
track?

If you have patches to fix said issues, that's even better :)

Cheers
Jan
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On 1 Apr 2010, at 11:17, Carl McDade wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I have been trying to use the Windows binaries of CouchDB but find that the
> installer creates issues that never get mentioned. The first concern and one
> that should be fixed is the distribution and linking of the Erlang binaries
> in the install. There should always be an option to use the Erlang
> installation already on the machine. Hard linking the install to the
> packaged Erlang binaries will almost guarantee non-use of the installer and
> a subsequent hunt for a way to compile CouchDB seperately.
> 
> My second concern is the lack of user defined paths for the installation.
> This also will cause many to uninstall and wait.
> 
> What should be remembered is that Windows users that are installing CouchDB
> want the same options that they would get when installing an RDMS. If these
> are not available then they will move on and never give any input so quality
> assurance is lost.
> 
> Hope I did not step on any toes here :)
> 
> Carl McDade
> 
> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 12:49 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@me.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On 31 Mar 2010, at 22:36, Mark Hammond wrote:
>> 
>>> *sigh* - only a few messages ago in this thread you said:
>>> 
>>>> If you're happy preparing the binary, I am happy to call a vote on it.
>>> 
>>> I did my end of the bargain, so would it be possible for you to do yours?
>> 
>> No.
>> 
>> I know nothing about them, have no way of testing them. Putting my name on
>> them and putting them up for a vote is something that doesn't interest me
>> much. I am struggling enough with my free time at the moment, the last thing
>> I want to do is add yet more work to my plate.
>> 
>>>>     * If and only if they are prepared from the source tarball released
>> as 0.11.0
>>> 
>>> They were - the only complication was that the installer build scripts
>> (ie, the etc/windows directory) is not in the source archive for some reason
>> I don't understand - however, this only impacts the generation of the
>> installer itself, *not* the generation of the couchdb binaries.
>> 
>> Is the binary artefact prepared directly from the tarball that is
>> distributed to our users?
>> 
>> Or are you preparing it from the source checked out from the repository?
>> 
> 
> 
> 
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