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From Jason Winshell <>
Subject Re: Login link missing in 1.5 with Window IE 8
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:52:42 GMT

I appreciate your response as well and understand where you are coming from. I have to make
these inquiries as part of carrying out my job. I need gauge the risks in depending an open
source solution, whether it's Couch or MongoDB. I have great respect for all the developers
that contribute to open source endeavors.

Best regards,


On Feb 18, 2014, at 12:42 PM, matt j. sorenson <> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 2:11 PM, Jason Winshell <>wrote:
>> Jens,
>> Thanks for the speedy response. I certainly appreciate the low-bandwidth
>> situation of the folks who generously contribute their time. Nonetheless,
>> IE is the browser used by government and many corporations. This is not a
>> matter of what browser is better than another. It's just a fact of life. I
>> as a contractor, don't get to dictate the tools used in those environments.
>> IT staff, like database administrators are absolutely not going to use curl
>> (assuming it's even allowed to be installed on machines) to manage a
>> database. CouchDB has to have
> Got to cut you off there... open source projects don't *have* to do
> anything the project's community doesn't elect to do, they don't even have
> to continue existing. If making bizarre urgent demands of technology is
> how government contracting has conditioned you to cope with problems, there
> are plenty of commercial database alternatives who'd no doubt appreciate
> your dollars.
>> I'm curious as to what the QA process is for posting official releases.
>> What is the test regression process?
> Here's where you can help - earlier in the thread I alluded to just one of
> many possible ways that QA could be improved to alleviate cross-browser
> woes, but it doesn't automagically happen. If you want to see improvements,
> stop waxing pathetic about /gub'ment this/ and /draconian IT that/... and
> instead resolve to contribute.
> DISCLAIMER: All positions and opinions expressed here-in are Matt's and
> Matt's alone, and may not represent the CouchDB project, it's committers,
> or it's sponsors.
> --matt

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