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From Garren Smith <>
Subject Re: Call for "Must-fix" issues
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2018 09:16:11 GMT
Hi Kai,

Fauxton now supports a table view which allows you to see many documents at
once as well as choosing which key values to see in the table. Its been out
for a while so I'm sure its in the current release but will definitely be
in the next.


On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 9:32 AM, Kai Griffin <>

> As developers who spend a lot of time in the CouchDB web interface, we
> have held back moving to CouchDB 2.x only because of the change from Futon
> to Fauxton.  We feel that Fauxton simply does not meet the needs of
> developers as well as Futon did. It seems to be targeted more at non-devs:
> it’s very friendly-looking, modern & pretty, but is biased towards
> prettifying document JSON, at the expense of being able to scan through
> many unformatted documents, which Futon does by default.
> So, mainly comes down to the inability to properly see the contents of
> documents without opening up documents individually.  We like to see the
> whole, unformatted document when viewing a list of documents (or, in the
> case of looking at a View, then whatever the map script outputs, but in an
> unformatted form, not prettified like Fauxton).  Futon is more compact &
> developer friendly, even if to a non-dev, such views might look like a
> jumble of unformatted text.  At very least, some kind of “classic mode”
> switch would be greatly welcomed, at least by us :-)
> Please note that it’s been awhile since I’ve looked at CouchDB 2.x, and
> the issue I brought up above might well have been addressed by someone in
> the meantime, so apologies if I’m dredging up old/non-relevant stuff (in
> which case we’ll happily jump onto 2.x!)
> On 5 July 2018 at 09:21:37, Andrea Brancatelli (
> wrote:
> Well, mine is the lack for a working FreeBSD port for CouchDB 2.x...
> On 2018-07-05 09:10, Johs Ensby wrote:
> > This thread reach out to CouchDB 1.x users to generate a list of
> > "must-fix" issues that is preventing users to upgrade to the latest
> > version of CouchDB.
> >
> > It is in response to Joan's comment below regarding the
> > non-technical proposal to make a project decision to terminate
> > official Apache support for CouchDB 1.x.
> >
> >> On 5 Jul 2018, at 06:31, Joan Touzet <> wrote:
> >>
> >> As for things in 2.x that are "must fix" before people can upgrade, I
> >> too would like to see pull requests for those. Once again, your help
> is
> >> most welcome in this - both in identifying a definitive list of those
> >> must-fix issues, as well as code towards fixing them. If you'd like
> >> to help with this important work, please start a new thread.
> >
> > Mine is CouchDB as a proxy.
> > The feature described here is not working in 2.1.1
> >
> >
> > Johs

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