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From "Robert Kowalski (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-2214) Dashboard as main page
Date Sat, 14 Mar 2015 18:21:38 GMT


Robert Kowalski commented on COUCHDB-2214:

Hi Nishani,

wow sounds good! CouchDB is a database with HTTP API. I really love the project, it is really
inclusive and full of nice people!

We are using Fauxton [1] as our dashboard interface, you would build the dashboard there.
You will probably have to use "git bash" to make it run on Windows, if you are a windows user.

For running CouchDB 2.x with the Fauxton dev environment you will addtionally need to install

boot the load balancer:

$ cd couchdb
$ haproxy -f rel/haproxy.cfg

installing and running fauxton:
$ git clone
$ cd couchdb-fauxton
$ npm install
$ npm install -g grunt grunt-cli
$ grunt dev

You will need Couch 2, Fauxton and haproxy running. You should then have our webinterface
running on port 8000 :)

As first step, try out to create a DB and a document using Fauxton :)

I am happy to help, the 2.0 preview installation is not that easy. I hang out in freenode
in #couchdb-dev 

What's next:
If everything works we will take a look at Fauxtons code structure and how it works. We will
also talk about the features of the dashboard. Let's find a date for a chat after you took
a first look how Fauxton looks like.

We are having our weekly meeting this Wednesday, 20:00GMT (
in IRC on freenode (see
. Feel free to join us! I will be around 1hr before if you want to chat with me before but


> Dashboard as main page
> ----------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-2214
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: Fauxton
>            Reporter: Alexander Shorin
>              Labels: CouchDB, gsoc2015, javascript
> Currently, the main page of Fauxton is list of all databases on server. While this representation
is traditional and legacy from Futon, it would be awesome to see there some dashboard of summary
> For instance, you're logged as admin. What Fauxton may show you on there?
> - Recently visited databases (COUCHDB-2112)
> - Active replications (+ active_tasks)
> - Some valuable stats like 500 / 401 HTTP errors
> - Recent log messages
> - Quick links for users / replicator databases, create new user/admin
> - Some field for alert message like: Fix the admin party. Warning! You have the admin
party and your CouchDB is accessible not only from localhost. And some other recommendations
(like raise max_open_databases in case if you have a lot of dbs and stats tells that you're
getting closer to this limit), tip of the day etc.
> As for regular user there could be showed:
> - Recently visited databases
> - Link to his profile (doc in _users db)
> (whatelse may be useful for regular users?)
> In other words, it would be awesome to have nicer welcome page with useful information
as summary from other sources.

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