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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: (lack of) couchdb windows binaries
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 09:59:48 GMT

On 1 Apr 2010, at 11:56, Carl McDade wrote:

> Jan,
> 
> Can you point me to the correct source code repository for the installer?

http://couchdb.apache.org/community/code.html

There is are git mirrors on http://git.apache.org and http://github.com/apache/couchdb

Cheers
Jan
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> 
> Carl
> 
> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On 1 Apr 2010, at 11:28, Carl McDade wrote:
>> 
>>> Sorry,
>>> 
>>> I forgot to mention that I don't think there should be any Official
>> Release
>>> of the installer until these issues are fixed. Seperating out some of the
>>> parts like the erlang binaries would also remove some of the legal
>> headache
>>> involved in the distribution for Windows.
>> 
>> We already resolved that there is no legal headache.
>> 
>>> In other words while the installer is nice to have, it's just not ready
>> for primetime.
>> 
>> While I agree this is a nice feature, it's a feature, not a blocker.
>> 
>> There are many things in CouchDB that fall in the same category (no
>> auto-compaction comes to mind) and don't stop us from making
>> releases.
>> 
>> That said, if someone offers patches to fixes these issues, I don't
>> see a reason why we shouldn't include them.
>> 
>> Cheers
>> Jan
>> --
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Carl McDade <carlmcdade@gmail.com>
>> 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?
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> ________________________________________
>>>> Carl McDade
>>>> Webmaster - Drupal developer - PHP programmer
>>>> Stockholm Sweden
>>>> Drupal.se
>>>> Linkedin.com/drupalse
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> ________________________________________
>>> Carl McDade
>>> Webmaster - Drupal developer - PHP programmer
>>> Stockholm Sweden
>>> Drupal.se
>>> Linkedin.com/drupalse
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> ________________________________________
> Carl McDade
> Webmaster - Drupal developer - PHP programmer
> Stockholm Sweden
> Drupal.se
> Linkedin.com/drupalse


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