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From Nick North <nort...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: RFC: Releasing 1.2.0
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:01:53 GMT
I use CouchDb only on Windows and, while an official Windows binary would
be nice, I've never had any problem installing and updating from the ones
in  https://github.com/dch/couchdb/downloads, so it doesn't bother me much.

Nick North

On 11 January 2012 14:37, Kevin R. Coombes <kevin.r.coombes@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.
>
>    Kevin
>
>
> 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<rkalla@gmail.com>  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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