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From "matt j. sorenson" <>
Subject Re: Futon.Next Proof of Concept
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:11:18 GMT
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Russell Branca <>wrote:

> I understand your apprehension, however, the primary ways of minifying
> javascript these days is with a javascript lib, or with a java lib.
> It should be noted that the node.js dependency is strictly as a build
> tool, and not actually required for building couchdb. We could make it
> an optional dependency, and just have a default compiled version in
> the codebase at all times, allowing you to skip the node.js dependency
> if you just want the standard configuration. For a vanilla couchdb
> install, there shouldn't actually be any changes necessary to the
> compiled app, so this could be a reasonable approach.
> -Russell

^ What Russell wrote... my thoughts precisely. It's nonsensical that this
has become such a divisive topic. Development aids,
arguably indispensable ones, don't translate verbatim to shipping

Now, how about yeoman?!

> On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 4:49 AM, Robert Newson <> wrote:
> > Needing node.js to build couchdb? I hate that.

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