Apache CouchDB 1.6.1 has been released and is available for download.
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Pre-built packages for Windows and Ubuntu are available, OS X is on the way.
CouchDB 1.6.1 is a patch release, and was originally published on 2014-09-03.
These release notes are based on the changelog.
Version 1.6.1 contains important patches to hash of passwords on restart. The previous Version 1.6.0 release is not recommended for usage as certain edge cases with admin passwords may prevent CouchDB from starting.
A bugfix release to handle various edge cases related to admin password hashing.
- COUCHDB-2298: Hash plaintext admin passwords stored in local.ini on startup #ed825d3.
- COUCHDB-2299: Filter out local admin users before updating password hash in _users db #5e46f3b.