CouchDB Weekly News, February 11, 2016


  • CouchDB PPA Updates – Dave Cottlehuber uploaded the Ubuntu PPA builds for 1.6.1 in the dev PPA, to support Wily & Xenial (still in alpha but not for long). The main changes are around correctly implementing systemd-related changes, in particular couch.uri now lives in /run/ instead of the old-school /var/run/, and we now have a systemd “unit” controlling CouchDB. View the source code here. If there are any changes or additions people need, please let Dave know, otherwise he’s rolling this into the stable PPA in about a week.

Releases in the CouchDB Universe


  • redux-pouchdb-plus (Node) – Synchronize Redux store with PouchDB to have a persistent store.
  • pouchy 5.2.1 (Node) – A simple, opinionated interface for the amazing PouchDB
  • pouchdb-list 1.1.0 (Node) – A PouchDB plug-in that allows you to re-use your CouchDB list functions on the client side.

Opinions and other News in the CouchDB Universe

… and in the PouchDB Universe

CouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

Use Case:

Stack Overflow:

no public answer yet:

PouchDB Use Cases, Questions and Answers

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no public answer yet:

For more new questions and answers about CouchDB, see these search results and about PouchDB, see these.

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 us with the work on the new CouchDB website? Get in touch on our new website mailing list and join the website team! –
  • The CouchDB advocate marketing programme is just getting started. Join us in CouchDB’s Advocate Hub!
  • 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!

New Committer

  • ILYA KHLOPOTOV (IRC nick: iilyak, Apache ID: iilyak) has been elected as a CouchDB committer. Welcome to CouchDB, Ilya!


Job opportunities for people with CouchDB skills

Time to relax!

  • “A growing body of research suggests that each of us has the potential to be excellent at almost anything if we make the right moves. The first key is fierce intentionality about managing the four sources of energy that fuels us: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.” – Relax Your Way to a More Productive Work Day
  • “Did you not sleep on your last long flight? Did you arrive an irritable mess? There are steps you can take to change that next time, everything from the plane you choose to fly on to what you do once you’re on board.” – How to Sleep Better and Relax on a Long Flight
  • “It’s something you’ve come to take for granted — the amount of time you spend staring at a digital screen.Research shows that most people these days spend at least seven hours and 24 minutes per day on average using at least four different devices.” – Relax, it’s good for your eyes!
  • “Have you ever wondered how digitally healthy the organization where you work at really is? If you’re a freelancer or work at an agency, well, have you thought about the health of your clients?” – Take a Digital Health Check
  • “Evidence suggests that REM sleep actually enhances learning, memory and may contribute to overall emotional health. When an individual’s sleep cycle is disrupted, it affects emotional regulation, impairs thinking and may exacerbate mental health symptoms.” – Sleep contributes to overall emotional health

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