CouchDB Weekly News, November 2, 2017


Releases in the CouchDB Universe

  • cloudant 2.7.0 (Python) – Cloudant / CouchDB Client Library
  • cloudant-follow 0.16.0 – CouchDB changes and db updates notifier for NodeJS
  • cloudant-nano 6.7.0 – Minimalistic CouchDB driver for Node.js
  • couchable 0.4.7 (Python) – Allows arbitrary python objects to be stored in CouchDB, while keeping the resulting CouchDB document as “natural” as possible.
  • kivik 1.4.0 – Kivik provides a generic interface to CouchDB or CouchDB-like databases for Go and GopherJS
  • rest-on-couch 5.4.0 – Interface to CouchDB that allows the control of permissions on the documents.

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Voting has begun for Apache CouchDB 1.7.0-RC1

Earlier this week, Jan Lehnardt initiated the voting process to release Apache CouchDB CouchDB 1.7.0-RC1.

We encourage the whole community to download and test these release artefacts so that any critical issues can be resolved before the release is made. Everyone is free to vote on this release, so dig right in!

Changes since 1.6.1:

The release artefacts we are voting on are available here:


Please follow the test procedure here:

Please remember that “RC1” is an annotation. If the vote passes, these artefacts will be released as Apache CouchDB 1.7.0.

Special thanks to Alexander “Kxepal” Shorin for putting in the bulk of the work making this long-awaited release happen.

Please cast your votes now.