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From Nick North <>
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, so it doesn't bother me much.

Nick North

On 11 January 2012 14:37, Kevin R. Coombes <>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<>  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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