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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: questions about some commits on external libs
Date Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:14:36 GMT
Thanks Robert, Benoit!

Our somewhat unwritten policy is definitely to try hard to push changes upstream.


On Nov 10, 2012, at 12:15 , Bob Dionne <> wrote:

> On Nov 10, 2012, at 6:16 AM, Benoit Chesneau <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Bob Dionne <> wrote:
>>> Hi Benoit,
>>> I made that ibrowse commit. I'm not sure what the process is with respect to
pushing this upstream. At Cloudant we maintain  a fork of ibrowse that also seems to track
couchdb changes to ibrowse as well. I'm happy to handle it however you see fit.
>>> I think this is where the rebar component based approach works well. It enables
independent development of the components. Switching to a newer version is just changing a
line in rebar.config
>> I agree, this is the best way to handle that for temporary changes.
>> But we should also send the patch upstream so it can be integrated.
> Ok, I'll submit a pull request. This change was just an upgrade to use some new BIFs
so they may not be accepted if support for older erlang versions is still required
>> If
>> we don't we will have to manage our own fork and upgrades from
>> upstream may be difficult at some point.
>> btw are the cloudant for ibrowse (& mochiweb?) in sync with current
>> version in couch? If yes I could probably use them as a temporary
>> solution as well.
>> - benoƮt

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