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From Jared Davison <ja...@medical-objects.com.au>
Subject Re: CouchDB 32bit Windows build
Date Fri, 18 Oct 2019 04:02:13 GMT
Hi Alexis,

I've just had reason to search for a 32bit version of couchdb today. I just
searched for your pull request but I couldn't find it. Were you able to
submit it?

Thanks

Jared

On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 5:07 AM Alexis Côté <alexiscote19@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Joan,
>
> I totally understand that it's not optimal to run CouchDB on a 32bit OS.
> Therefore, we have that constraint from our client and we have to deal with
> it.
>
> I will land a PR soon with instructions. I spent a lot of time to make it
> work so I hope those instructions could help someone in the future.
>
> Regards,
> Alexis
>
> 2018-05-16 14:44 GMT-04:00 Joan Touzet <wohali@apache.org>:
>
> > Hi Alexis,
> >
> > PRs are always welcome! If you're able to make the 32-bit builds work,
> > we can put that in the repo...but if you're not able to maintain it
> > long-term, and we get bug reports on it, we reserve the right to
> > remove the scripts as well ;)
> >
> > I get that some people want 32-bit CouchDB to run on legacy machines
> > and OSes. However....
> >
> > We're not going to be building 32-bit binaries for distribution
> > through couchdb.apache.org, especially not when many other HW and
> > SW vendors have announced removal of 32-bit support:
> >
> >   https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/06/07/0538233/apple-
> > to-phase-out-32-bit-mac-apps-starting-in-january-2018
> >   https://www.networkworld.com/article/3091818/linux/linux-
> > distros-look-to-drop-32-bit-support.html
> >   https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/nvidia-dropping-
> > support-for-32-bit-oses-nvidia.2531426/
> >   https://www.techpowerup.com/221296/amd-preparing-to-drop-
> > 32-bit-support-for-radeon-drivers
> >
> > I am personally in line with Brian Wilson at Backblaze on this one:
> >
> > https://www.backblaze.com/blog/64-bit-os-vs-32-bit-os/
> >
> > You can't buy new hardware that won't run 64-bit Windows anymore, and
> > there is no practical reason to install 32-bit Windows on a machine
> > capable of running 64-bit Windows.
> >
> > Limiting CouchDB to only run in <4GB of RAM severely hamstrings
> > what it is capable of. We typically see a server using 8-16GB of RAM
> > in production. I don't want to encourage people to run a CouchDB
> > that prevents them from making full use of the database just because
> > it's been compiled with the wrong options.
> >
> > </soapbox>
> >
> > -Joan
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Alexis Côté" <acote@apache.org>
> > To: dev@couchdb.apache.org
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:49:11 AM
> > Subject: CouchDB 32bit Windows build
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I am currently working to build CouchDB for Windows 32bit.
> >
> > I modified few scripts and was wondering if there is any interest to have
> > that on our couchdb-glazier repository?
> >
> > I could either create a new branch for CouchDB 2.X.X 32bit  or simply add
> > the modified files with a _32 suffix.
> >
> > Example: shell_32.cmd
> >
> > What do you think?
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Alexis
> >
>

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