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From Jason Winshell <>
Subject Re: Login link missing in 1.5 with Window IE 8
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:03:14 GMT

Fauxton works. I can then switch to Futon to change passwords and create new users. It looks
like the problem is limited to showing a login/signup link on the Futon landing page. Going
to Fauxton first is a viable approach for our users.

Thanks so much.


On Feb 18, 2014, at 12:55 PM, Nick North <> wrote:

> Have you tried the Fauxton interface? That's experimental but might be
> worth a try. Go to .../_utils/fauxton/index.html and you should have an
> icon of a person at the bottom left of the browser which you can click on
> to log in. This works for me in IE11, but I don't have an IE8 installation
> to test on.
> On 18 February 2014 20:42, 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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