CouchDB Weekly News, July 9, 2015

Major Discussions

[PROPOSAL] Workflow with forked repos (see thread)

A new proposal on @dev is kicking-off the “plan to sync the couchdb-jiffy fork up to the current master” because of useful improvements for scheduler, tests, Windows build in the recent versions of jiffy.

[PROPOSAL] Fauxton config and the new config API (ongoing, see thread)

When several issues for multi-node-setups occurred with the config section in Fauxton, it was proposed “that the UI communicates in a direct and clear way that another (maybe external) tooling is necessary as soon as you’re dealing with a cluster.” and that “for ‘clusters of one’, we can just show the config screen.” Other opinions are, that with 2.0 “limiting the web UI to cluster-of-one setups is perfectly fine” and thus noone would be losing capability.

Continuous Integration Redux (ongoing, see thread)

Last week on dev@ it was announced that efforts to grow a CouchDB CI team have been initiated, especially in regard of the upcoming 2.0 release: Testing on multiple operating systems, different operating system versions, dependency versions and configurations (and Windows!) will be required.

Help is needed! Looking for people interested in assuming ownership of the CouchDB Continuous Integration operations (See the thread for details and requirements. The discussion continues.)

Releases in the CouchDB Universe

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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Use Cases, Questions and Answers (PouchDB)

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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!
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  • CouchDB has a new wiki. Help us move content from the old to the new one!
  • Can you help with Web Design, Development or UX for our Admin Console? No Erlang skills required! – Get in touch with us.
  • 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 welcome you on board!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

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  • “This means half my time and mental energy is spent debating my inner self, just to keep moving forward. Think about that. Think about how much time you spend on solving a problem and then try to solve that same problem if every other second you had to argue with someone about a completely pointless and random thing. It becomes really hard to get into a flow space for solving hard problems with this going on. // Depression is a daily struggle. Some of us have the upper hand on our depression right now, but I can assure that many will eventually slip, needing more understanding, and maybe some help some time in the future.” – On Depression
  • “While around half of all webpages are in English, only about 28 percent of the people using the internet speak English as a first language. Interesting, right? There are billions of people who use and browse the English web, but are not native speakers.” – Designing for non-native speakers

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