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From Miles Fidelman <>
Subject Re: documentation of replication protocol?
Date Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:33:34 GMT
J Chris Anderson wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2010, at 7:29 PM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>> I've been looking, but can't seem to find any good documentation of the inter-node
protocol used for replication.
> As far as I know, the best source for documentation is the code, right now.
> This is the hard coding (in Ruby) I had to add, to used the CouchDB replicator to pull
from the Booth server:

I don't suppose anyone out there has scribbled down anything resembling 
a sequence diagram or flowchart or list of bullet points or something 
that summarizes the steps that happen, and the code that gets run when 
POST /_replicate is invoked, or an ASN.1-like summary of the messages 
that get exchanged between two couch instances during replication

right now, replication reminds me of the old Sidney Harris Cartoon, 
"then a miracle occurs" 

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In<fnord>  practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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