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From "Kevin R. Coombes" <>
Subject Re: RFC: Releasing 1.2.0
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:37:13 GMT
I would strongly urge you to start providing binaries.

I am very much in favor of trying to persuade Dave to contribute an 
official Windows binary.  I suspect that a great many people who might 
think about getting started with Couch hesitate to do so because there 
is no binary available.  These are people who are interested in applying 
Couch to get useful things done (while staying relaxed) but have 
absolutely no interest in figuring out how to compile anything on their 
Windows machine.

I include myself in this category.  My desktop runs an Apache HTTPD 
server (using the easy to find and install Windows binary from their 
download page) as well as CouchDB. I use both of these servers for rapid 
development and prototyping of potential applications before I hand them 
off to the professional programmers and system administrators at our 
site.  I feel much more confident that I can keep the HTTPD server 
running and updated than I can the CouchDB server.

I have also been trying to convince some of my colleagues of the virtues 
of using Couch; very few have taken me up on the suggestion to start 
using it. I am convinvced that a lack of an easy-to-install _official_ 
Windows binary is a major impediment to adoption.


On 1/9/2012 8:59 PM, Noah Slater wrote:
> We do not provide binaries. What sort of thing were you hoping for? I am
> waiting on contact from Couchbase to see what they have to contribute back
> to the project in terms of packaging. Perhaps Dave, with his new committer
> bit, wants to contribute our first official Windows binary?
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 1:04 AM, Riyad Kalla<>  wrote:
>> I know this discussion took place sometime after the last release; but was
>> it decided which platform binaries would be provided for the  upcoming 1.2
>> release to help ease adoption?
>> -R

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