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From Carl McDade <carlmcd...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: (lack of) couchdb windows binaries
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 09:56:54 GMT
Jan,

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

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
>
>


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