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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache CouchDB 2.0.0-rc.1
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:11:07 GMT

> On 14 Sep 2016, at 23:08, Joan Touzet <> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> ----- Original Message -----
>>   - Windows did not trust the installer, which might put cautious
>>   users
>>   off.
> Interesting. The installer is signed by Symantec. You should be able to
> verify this by opening the Properties dialog on the installer file itself.
> Not sure what more we can do here, do you have any more knowledge?
>>   - It ignored my attempt to change the installation directory to
>>   D:\CouchDB and just installed in C:\CouchDB.
> Fixed. We now pick the drive with the most free space (a Windows Installer
> default behaviour), and respect your choice if you choose to pick a
> different drive.
> I can't upload a new rc unless this vote fails, so this will have to
> be a Known Issue for the Windows installer for now. I suspect the PMC
> can see their way clear to uploading a new convenience binary installer
> for 2.0.0 once the vote passes.

I think we are free to update revised versions of the installer during
the vote. We are only voting on the source tarball, the rest is there
for convenience. There is no obligation of course.

FWIW, I fully intend to do some work on the Mac application before the
2.0.0 general release, and none of it touches the CouchDB part.


>>   - The installed program did not appear in Control Panel, Programs
>>   and
>>   Features. But then I uninstalled and reinstalled, and it did
>>   appear. Maybe
>>   that was just a glitch.
> I can't confirm this one, as I do see an entry in Programs and Features.
> We also have an Uninstall link that we put in the Programs > Apache CouchDB
> menu.
>>   - Running couchdb.cmd brings up a shell saying "Kernel-poll not
>>   supported; "K" parameter ignored". Not a big problem, but it would
>>   be nice
>>   to avoid errors.
> We currently don't have a platform-specific way to specify the vm.args file.
> If this error bothers you just edit the etc\vm.args file and remove the
> line that says "+K true". Besides, who knows - maybe someday Windows Erlang
> will support kernel polling! :)
> -Joan

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