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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [1.4] windows builds -- join the fun**
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:05:54 GMT
Woo hoo! Great idea, Dave.

This might be a good chance to try out a recorded Google Hangout session.
But only if it makes sense!


On 18 July 2013 17:42, Nick North <north.n@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm interested. All my work is Windows-based so I'm keen to extend the
> Windows support community for CouchDb.
>
> My timezone is GMT, and preferred communication mechanism is email as it's
> not easy to guarantee times when I'll be available for skype/irc/etc.
> Recorded walkthroughs might also be interesting.
>
> I've been trying the Glazier instructions on a Win8 VM (and also a Win2012
> Server VM, but with less success, so put that aside). I got as far as
> the "Start a UNIX-friendly shell" section, where running shell.cmd throws
> out an error for every blank line in shell.sh - I'm not sure if this is
> significant or some UNIX/MS-DOS line ending problem. But after that it's
> unclear to me which directory I should be unpacking the Erlang distribution
> to, and there is no werl directory, which I feel the shell script should
> have created, so it feels as if something may have gone wrong for me in
> this section. Currently I'm stuck here, and not sure what the directory
> structure should look like before the "Configure and Build Erlang/OTP"
> section.
>
> Nick
>
>
> On 18 July 2013 16:48, Dave Cottlehuber <dch@jsonified.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I'd like to use 1.4 to get a few more people up to speed on how the
> > windows build process works**, with the longer term aim of removing
> > myself as a critical bus factor for the project, and having a group of
> > Windows-friendly people to work on the roadmap towards Couch+Merges,
> > where we can ditch most of my current approach and move to erlang
> > releases and simpler/better tooling. Yay!
> >
> > Here's what you need:
> >
> > - reply to this thread so I know you're interested
> >     - include your TZ ; http://s.apache.org/tz1 is useful
> >     - how you like to walk through the process
> >        eg if you want a G+ hangout, skype call, prefer irc, email…
> >
> > - any recent windows box that has SDK 7.1 installed (no XP please)
> > - you don't mind installing cygwin *and* mingw and some other stuff added
> > to it
> > - follow this http://s.apache.org/couchdb-glazier-docs
> > - please report any embarassing fails to this thread
> >
> > You need ~ 12 GB disk space for a full install & all bits, but minimum
> > RAM and only a single core.
> >
> > ASF committers are welcome to sign up for a free MSDN licence (no
> > strings or costs attached) and you'll get a free ec2 micro equivalent
> > instance in the azure cloud. Pretty good deal -- you can even run
> > linux on it!
> >
> > A+
> > Dave
> >
> > ** where fun and work are closely related to your desire for pain and
> > self-inflicted punishment
> >
>



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