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From Damien Katz <>
Subject Re: Hierarchic Atachments/App Deployments (was: Hosting a Cappuccino application from CouchDB)
Date Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:10:51 GMT
I think should be possible to attach the files using directory slashes  
right in the filename. If that doesn't work, file a bug.


On Nov 28, 2008, at 5:37 PM, Antony Blakey wrote:

> On 29/11/2008, at 7:39 AM, Justin Walgran wrote:
>> That is incredibly helpful. Thank you.
>> To take it a step further, I am very interested in Chris Anderson's
>> work with distributing apps via CouchDB replication. Is there any way
>> the LightsOut application could be incorporated as an attachment like
>> Chris's Twitter application?
> Hierarchic attachments would be really useful I think. I could  
> certainly use them right now.
> Because they don't exist, I'm building a notification handler that  
> listens for documents with attributes that indicate that .zip  
> attachments should be unpacked. I use a separate DB for such  
> documents (to filter the notifications) and it will allow me to  
> replicate existing static websites over Couch.
> Delta replication of attachments would be useful (e.g. XDelta/RSync/ 
> Unison) because then I could use either no-compression .zips,  
> or .tars, and get much improved replication performance (I do this  
> now in a different context).
> I'm working on replicating both Smalltalk packages/files and Ruby  
> gems/files via Couch with a handler that manages the deployment and  
> execution of such processes (driven by a definition document) for  
> deploying applications (that use Couch) via Couch. It's particularly  
> useful for Smalltalk because Smalltalk scalability is handled by  
> running multiple instances on the same box (ST implementations  
> generally use green threads with no native multithreading), which I  
> can manage really easily using Erlang.
> Antony Blakey
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