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From Kai Griffin <>
Subject Re: Call for "Must-fix" issues
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:32:08 GMT
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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