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From Senthilkumar Peelikkampatti <senthilkumar.peelikkampa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Erlang-only CouchDB
Date Sat, 31 Oct 2009 22:52:35 GMT
I fixed hovercraft and it is now sync up date with latest couchdb 0.11xxx.
My fork is @ http://github.com/sendtopms/hovercraft


On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 3:20 PM, Paul Davis <paul.joseph.davis@gmail.com>wrote:

> Zoltan, (Got the A right!)
>
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Zoltan Lajos Kis <kiszl@tmit.bme.hu>
> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > Has anyone been experimenting with running CouchDB as an Erlang only
> > application? What I would love to have is:
> > - stick CouchDB into my lib/ directory, and have it run as part of my
> > release (everything running in a single Erlang VM).
>
> We've done some work to make CouchDB startable via application:start()
> as per Erlang semantics. This should work in theory but there still
> might be gotchyas with the base install. I know people have
> successfully run it as a dependent app though.
>
> > - use Erlang views only (is erlview running within the same VM? is it
> > up-to-date with CouchDB features?)
>
> Native Erlang views can be enabled with a config option. They're in
> trunk now and will remain consistent with the JavaScript server
> implementation.
>
> > - access CouchDB via an Erlang interface (is hovercraft still running?
> does
> > it support all features available via http?)
>
> Not sure if Hovercraft is up to date with trunk. I think I heard
> someone on IRC say there was a minor version difference that was minor
> to resolve.
>
> > - no dependency on ICU, curl and SpiderMonkey (as I would not need them
> for
> > anything)
>
> To remove the ICU dependency you'll have to patch CouchDB because its
> a linked in driver that's required for collation regardless of view
> server.
>
> Curl and Spidermonkey could be removed as install time dependencies
> fairly easily by discarding couchjs after a build and updating the
> configuration to not attempt to use it. I think some parts of the auth
> code depend on having the JS view server available but you could ixnay
> that pretty easily by giving it an Erlang implementation. Its a pretty
> simple view IIRC.
>
> For build time dependencies, I don't foresee removing them. Though I
> could be convinced if the patch to the build system isn't overly
> intrusive.
>
> > Any pointers to references, case studies, whatever is much appreciated!
> >
> > Regards,
> > ZoltAn.
>
> I've heard of people running as a subordinate in a VM but have no
> direct experience myself. As I recall they basically built CouchDB and
> then installed into their Erlang package for distribution. Or some
> such. It  may take a bit of effort as its not use case that's had lots
> of patches submitted.
>
> HTH,
> Paul Davis
>

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