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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: On Plugins and Extensibility
Date Thu, 28 May 2015 11:17:57 GMT

Bob prefers the simplest solution that works. 

> On 27 May 2015, at 17:55, Joan Touzet <> wrote:
> I've skimmed the entire thread, and it seems like Ilya is trying to 
> solve a much bigger problem than Paul has outlined. Ilya's approach is
> more all-encompassing but involves a lot of "make-work" just to get the
> system back to its current state. Meanwhile, Paul is trying to respond
> to some requests for enhancement (presumably coming thru IBM/Cloudant)
> and is suggesting just enough functionality to fix that.
> Unless there are more developers outside of IBM willing to contribute
> code towards Ilya's proposal my guess is that IBM won't approve the
> resources for such a vast change, and I'm not seeing people rushing to
> help implement this approach who are well acquainted with the couch
> codebase.
> Paul, consider this a vote of support in favour of your proposal, subject
> to the concerns already raised. What does Bob have to say?
> -Joan

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