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From Zdravko Gligic <>
Subject Re: WinCouch
Date Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:51:31 GMT

Adobe AIR has it's own application installer, for installing both AIR
(if it's not already installed) and the AIR desktop application
itself, including totally automated process for updating already
installed AIR applications to newer versions. SQLite is already
bundled into AIR - which does not require the user to install it
separately.  So, in order for AIR apps to use CouchDB instead of
SQLite, the least clumsiest process (short of Adobe bundling both) is
to have an AIR application itself install CouchDB (after letting the
user know). Thereafter, starting and stopping CouchDB must be totally
seamless to the user.

For Adobe AIR, there is no need to include the Firefox web component
because it already comes with an embedded copy of WebKit. With that in
mind, would an AIR installation be as simple as placing those Couch
1.0.2 pre-built binaries into a folder? In any case, it certainly
sounds as if an AIR based CouchDB install would be a simpler sub-set
of what you did for .NET.  My problem is that I am not technical
enough to do it myself.

Thanks again,

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