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From till <>
Subject Re: Debian package 0.11.0 stable?
Date Tue, 26 Apr 2011 17:26:08 GMT
On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Sam Bisbee <> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>> On 26 Apr 2011, at 17:09, Jens Rantil wrote:
>>> I have noticed that there is very little activity on Debian packaging of Apache
CouchDB. The latest version of is 0.11.0 for both Debian stable, unstable and testing.
>> This is depressing. I thought some people had stepped up to maintain this package.
What happened with that. Are you peeps still out there?
> Yup, I'm right here. :)
> What happened was Debian's release policies and technical committee
> flew in the face of everything we were trying to do. They weren't even
> supposed to release 0.11 into stable according to their guidelines
> because stepping to it from 0.8 was going to break code. They wanted
> me to back port security fixes from 0.11 and 1.x into 0.8. Then they
> got upset that 0.8 ever made it into stable. THEN the whole
> desktop-couch and Ubuntu initiative somehow took over. To summarize, I
> became disinterested in maintaining the package under Debian, but
> might be interested in maintaining a separate one.
> I believe I spoke with Sergei that I was stepping back, but that could
> be a faulty memory. I assume that Sergei hasn't been working on it and
> that Debian's release team auto-pushed 0.11 into stable.
> These days I just install from source. Like I said, I could be coerced
> into offering unofficial .deb's, but would be more interested in
> seeing either CouchDB or a supportive company picking up the fight
> with or without my help.

Couchbase has a .deb. No idea if it works on Debian though. :-)

Is there anything like launchpad for debian?


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