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From Tristan Sloughter <>
Subject Re: CouchDB OTP
Date Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:33:54 GMT
Hmm, ok. I have replaced the build system. I am using sinan but it should be
buildable now with any Erlang/OTP build tool, like rebar. I am just running
it as a release from a script that erl-execs the boot file.

What complex stuff is the build system dealing with? I'm separating the
config file (and similar files) problem and the icu and couch_js problem. I
was hoping building those few C files wouldn't be bad, but I guess that is
not true from what you are saying?

I'd still say it should be autotools, or whatever, inside an Erlang build


On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 7:28 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:

> Have you wholesale replaced the existing build system?
> If you have, it's going to be a tad more complex than knocking up a few
> makefiles to compile C. There's lots of very complex stuff our build system
> copes with at the moment. I'm not convinced it can be replaced by an Erlang
> build system and a few shell scripts. We've had chats about improving the
> build system before, and I think the consensus is that we wrap an Erlang
> build system WITHIN the Autotools system.
> What are you thoughts?
> On 4 Nov 2010, at 00:04, Tristan Sloughter wrote:
> > If anyone by chance has or can easily create some simplistic make files
> or
> > something for compiling the C code that would be AWESOME. I haven't had
> time
> > to dig around what is needed to compile the different pieces but its the
> > last major piece to complete.
> >
> > Tristan
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Tristan Sloughter <
> >> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi everyone, I have a github fork from apache/couchdb
> >> that I modified to be more OTP
> >> compliant and now builds with sinan (from There
> >> wasn't much that I've done so far. I moved the CouchDB app under
> >> lib/couchdb. I removed the other apps from the source tree, they can
> easily
> >> be installed with faxien (from and versions can be
> >> declared if necessary. I changed the _app.erl file to not start
> applications
> >> and added those applications instead to the applications list in the
> .app
> >> file. They will be started properly by the release's boot script.
> >>
> >> I moved all non-Erlang stuff to lib/couchdb/priv.
> >>
> >> I still have a number of things to do that I hope to get to tonight.
> First,
> >> fix up the two scripts under bin/. Fix the configuration file locations
> >> (some stuff is hardcoded for my environment). Add a hook to sinan to
> compile
> >> the icu driver -- right now I just copied the library over from a build
> of
> >> CouchDB I did separately.
> >>
> >> There are probably a few other things.. But I was able to do an
> >> application:start(couchdb) last night and see it working :).
> >>
> >> There were a few things I thought of changing within the code as I dug
> >> around but those are a separate issue that I'll bring up in discussion
> after
> >> all this is complete.
> >>
> >> Tristan
> >>

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