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From Constantin Teodorescu <>
Subject Re: CouchDB 2.0 as Snap
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:56:21 GMT
It would be nice to have two snap packages:

That will encourage a lot of "standalone" CouchDB users to upgrade to a 2.0
version without the clustering overload stuff, and thus make a big pool of
2.0 testers and bug-reporters!

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 4:47 AM, Michael Hall <> wrote:

> First off, congratulations on the upcoming 2.0 release!
> I would love to see this new version available as a Snap package for
> users of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, since the archive version will be frozen on
> 1.6.0 for the next 5 years of it's lifecycle.
> Snaps are self-contained packages that include all of the dependencies
> they need, which lets them run as you (the upstream) intended across new
> releases of Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, and many other distros. They run in a
> sandbox that protects them from changes made to the user's system, but
> with a number of optional interfaces if you need deeper interaction or
> to share data with other apps.
> Every snap includes its own file tree, and is run on top of the same
> base image regardless of distro or form factor. This keeps the
> application's own files isolated from other apps and the host system, in
> a read-only filesystem, which makes updating them safe and simple while
> keeping you in control of the whole stack that your application runs on.
> The snappy runtime then provides writable areas for storing both
> versioned and unversioned data, as well as system-wide or per-user data.
> We also provide a Snap Store, which combines the speed of
> self-publishing with the discoverability of a central archive. It is
> used by default across all Ubuntu 16.04 flavors and derivatives, and any
> distro where snaps have been enabled. Thanks to Snap's confinement,
> applications can be published immediately after uploading. This means
> that your application and updates are available to tens of millions of
> users as soon as you press the button.
> I started the work on producing a Snap package for Couchdb 2.0, but as I
> couldn't find a binary release I had to try building it from source and
> unfortunately I was not successful on that step. I am happy to share my
> packaging configuration with anybody here who knows the build process
> better than me, but it would be even simpler to create the snap package
> at the end of whatever process you already have to build binary
> releases. I am happy to help with either or both approaches, and you can
> also learn more about the snap format and tools here:
> --
> Michael Hall

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