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From Sebastian Rothbucher <>
Subject Re: db/_all_conflicts
Date Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:07:27 GMT
Hi Robert,

this looks awesome already! I don't want to be the spoiler in this, but
wouldn't conflicts occur recently, e.g. using _changes (descending) might
do the trick of limit-ing? (Still you'd discard docs that simply don't have
conflicts, but probably way not that many)

If that doesn't do the trick: just forget what I just said ;-)


On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 2:58 PM, Robert Kowalski <> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> it is hackweek for the Fauxton team and I am lucky enough to be able
> to work on whatever I want :)
> Conflicts are an integral part of CouchDB. Right now I dream of making
> conflict-resolution a first class citizen in Couch. Conflict
> resolution requires a lot of manual steps. The idea is to give the
> user all the tools they need to easily solve conflicts, and also to
> help them to avoid conflicts in the future.
> To empower every user to detect and solve conflicts easily on their
> own, instead of writing some custom bash/js scripts and custom view
> hackery I would like to have a list of conflicts in Fauxton for every
> database.
> The list, provided by Couch, shows which documents have conflicts. I
> can then click on the conflicting doc and get a nice diffing editor
> which helps me to solve the conflict. Here's an early draft: [1]
> Discussing the matter in couchdb-dev we thought about serverside
> filtering of _all_docs - which is a problem for large databases.
> Another option is a new endpoint, e.g. /db/_all_conflicts. Behind this
> endpoint is an index which is listing the conflicting documents.
> Jan and Alex suggested the index could be opt-in. They suggested an
> "auto-warmer" - it would update the index every 1000 doc updates or
> so. This way not every doc write would get slower. In later iteration
> we could even expose the "auto-warming" feature to other views.
> Do you want to join me on my quest to provide the best conflict
> resolution tools and education?
> What do you think about it?
> Best,
> Robert :)
> [1]

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