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From Benoit Chesneau <>
Subject Re: Git Repository Creation
Date Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:24:03 GMT
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Benoit Chesneau <>wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Robert Samuel Newson <>wrote:
>> Definitely need to preserve R14 compatibility, that’s still the most
>> stable recent series (as long as you don’t use R14B02)…
> I disagree. R14 hasn't been updated since more than 2 years, and isn't a
> supported version by the Erlang community, R17 will be out sometimes during
> the spring. Latest versions added many fixes to SSL, improved the
> scheduling and memory usage, the NIF support and added a lot of
> improvements to the binary API. Also latest stables version of different
> distributions don't have any R14 any more (even RHEL).
> Imo we should upgrade as soon as possible to a version > R15 if we want to
> follow the latest changes and be used by others. It is also expected that
> all external libraries upgrade to a more recent version and not a surprise
> that the latest version of mochiweb increased the requirements too. If
> someone still want to use an old Erlang version then it will have to use
> the latest version of couchdb that support it that's all. But a new major
> version should make sure to use the latest stable and supported version.
>  - benoit
Not to say that using the latest version of Erlang will allows us to
provide to our users features using the latest API and enhancements from

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