CouchDB Weekly News, August 14, 2014

Weekly CouchDB meeting – (summary)

  • BigCouch Merge: huge progress has been made, the testing and bug fixing are going on. JS tests are passing against the single node interface.
  • Documentation:
    • an intro to BigCouch for CouchDB users which shows the basics will be created
    • discussions around tooling for l18n for documentation and l10n for Fauxton will be started so that these topics can be moved forward
  • Fauxton: a list of release-blocking bugs for Fauxton to replace Futon in CouchDB 2.0 will be compiled
  • Next CouchDB Releases:
    • 1.6.1 will be released to fix the password hashing issue (see details in this thread)
    • 1.7 will then include the deprecation; the intent is that 1.7.x becomes an LTS for CouchDB
  • Bylaws, Code of Conduct, Diversity Statement: these documents are now all official, the Code of Conduct and Diversity Statement will be gotten into SVN this week, a minor cleanup can now start on the mailing list

Major Discussions

Vote: CouchDB Code of Conduct & Diversity Statement (see thread)

The vote passed.

Apache CouchDB Board Report (see thread)

The Board Report for August is out, you’ll find it here.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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Get involved!

If you want to get into working on CouchDB:

  • We have an infinite number of open contributor positions on CouchDB. Submit a pull request and join the project!
  • Do you want to help moving the CouchDB docs translation forward? We’d love to have you in our L10n team! See our current status and languages we’d like to provide CouchDB docs in on this page. If you’d like to help, don’t hesitate to contact the L10n mailing list on or ping Andy Wenk (awenkhh on IRC).

We’d be happy to have you!


  • Past Event: August 12, Hamburg, Germany – CouchDB Meetup: Event recap from Klaus Trainer:
    • “We mainly discussed PouchDB and its new pluggable backend architecture that has been enabled through the LevelUp project. We realized that this makes it very easy to connect many different data storage backends via the CouchDB replication protocol, which takes us a major step forward when it comes to establishing it as a standard protocol for data replication over HTTP.”
  • August 14, Berlin, Germany – Time to relax! CouchDB Hack Night
  • August 23, FrOSCon, Bonn, Germany – lecture: A CouchDB replication endpoint in PHP
  • November 17-21, Budapest, Hungary – ApacheCon EU 2014

Time to relax!

  • “But you can’t solve or let go of problems if you don’t allow yourself time to think about them. It’s an imperative ignored by our culture, which values doing more than thinking and believes answers are in the palm of your hand rather than in your own head.”No Time to Think
  • “When was the last time you consciously left your comfort zone entirely to challenge the unexpected, the unpredictable, the unfamiliar territory, to confront yourself with an entirely new set of complex problems — and find just the right solution for them?” – 5:26am

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