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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: [REVIEW] Docs update
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:01:26 GMT

This is freakin fantastic! Thank you so much!

Some comments:

Filippo has a point. Let's have a dead simple section that covers how to
install CouchDB in binary form.

For OS X, we should recommend the official binary download. And for a more
advanced setup, we should recommend Homebrew. For Linux, let's list a few
common options. Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, and so on. For Windows, we can
point to the official binary downloads.

Then, we can keep the existing content as a "how to install from source"
info. That info is still very valuable, and should not be removed. But most
users are going to want a "how to install in 30 seconds" guide. And for
that reason, the binary install methods take precedence.

MacPorts is a POS. We should completely avoid mentioning it. (Both in the
binary install section, and in the source install section.)

The CouchDB documentation should be removed from the wiki when we have
added it to the docs. We can put in redirects, or just replace the content
with a hyperlink that takes you to the correct part of the most recent
hosted documentation.

However: please remember that the wiki is not going anywhere. There is
still a whole bunch of content that is suitable for the wiki and not
suitable for the docs. Things to do with community management, release
management, marketing, and so on.

Alexander: again, this is looking so great! Thank you for driving this!

On 25 July 2013 02:28, Filippo Fadda <>wrote:

> On Jul 25, 2013, at 2:38 AM, Alexander Shorin wrote:
> > To keep there - you mean wiki? At this you're also right: once docs be
> > merged with master, wiki content have to redirect to docs for some
> > time before fade away.
> Good to know. :-)
> > P.S. I also will be glad if you take a look on query server protocol
> > and say what you think about:
> >
> > As the developer of php query server I believe you have your own view
> about (;
> I still have to implement the parts related to ddoc, show, list, and
> filter on both query server and client. So I'm glad to have a start point
> for them. I will read the doc and I will give you a feedback in the next
> days. And by the way you're all doing a great job with CouchDB. :-)
> Thanks
> -Filippo

Noah Slater

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