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From Jason Smith <>
Subject Re: Binary Downloads
Date Tue, 08 Nov 2011 02:46:49 GMT
On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Jason Smith <> wrote:
> IMO, as a CouchDB user, somebody who has to test upgrades and
> compatibility often:
> * An Ubuntu PPA
> * A free app in the Mac App Store
> * Whatever Windows does (.msi installer?)
> * An Android app, either in the Marketplace or maybe Amazon
> * An iPhone app in the App Store
> Notes:
> 1. If we achieved Jan's hypothetical ./bin/couchdb milestone, we would
> be very close to achieving the above list. Mostly it's jumping through
> a few procedural hoops.
> 2. All (most?) of these imply an official install, uninstall, and
> upgrade process, but we wouldn't have to write that ourselves (the
> "check for updates" feature)
> 3. The mobile apps are not an SDK, but like Android's DavDrive,
> -- you run the app, it tells you
> your phone's IP, and you hit it with your browser (or CouchApp, or
> whatever). You could actually develop entire couch apps and replicate
> them to your production server. Quit the app, couch is gone. Remove
> the app, the data is gone.

4. All of these distribution systems require developer accounts and
keeping an SSL private key and signing the shipped binaries. Who would
own that key and sign off on builds is an interesting question.

Iris Couch

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