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From Eric Nicholson <>
Subject Re: trunk on windows (thanks)
Date Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:31:41 GMT
Thanks for all the hard work!  Great news about the installer!

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 8:49 PM, Mark Hammond <>wrote:

> On 30/09/2009 12:50 AM, Norman Barker wrote:
>> Hi,
>> thanks to whoever has been doing a lot of work with supporting windows
>> with couchdb.  I have just gone from 0.9 to trunk and it was really
>> easy, I didn't have to change a lot of c code like before, just
>> created MSVC project files and it all works well.
> Good to know!  If you check out the top-level README you will find the
> "official" build instructions - while they do use MSVC, they don't use
> project files etc, but instead use cygwin tools to use the same procedure as
> other operating systems.
> Sadly it is a little more work to setup the environment (ie, you really
> need to build erlang and javascript from sources too, plus grab various
> other libraries) but the end result is more satisfying and isn't prone to
> get stale or miss important bits.
>  I had one comment, in couch_erl_driver.c you have
>> #ifndef WIN32
>> #include<string.h>  // for memcpy
>> #endif
>> to get memcpy with MSVC I had to include string.h (so ignoring the macro).
> Strange - as mentioned we do use MSVC, but I suspect some magic macros
> somewhere make it work for me.
>> The way of launching couchdb with the *.app files means that local.ini
>> is now picked up on windows as well.
> FWIW, the procedure I mention correctly generates all .ini and .app etc
> files so thing like version strings are always correct.  The do however use
> relative paths so the installation is as portable as possible.
> If you are keen, please do try the "official" process and report back any
> issues you have so I can update the documents and/or the build process (but
> the -dev mailing list may be better for that conversation)
>  The upgrade did break my custom erlang code though (to be expected) so
>> I will be digging into that!
> FYI, I've also got an installer process 95% working (dealing with the
> msvcrt runtime dlls at the moment) which I hope to announce over the next
> few days - I will make one for 0.10 when released and one from the current
> 0.11 trunk.
> Cheers,
> Mark

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