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:
https://github.com/apache/couchdb/blob/1.7.0-RC1/share/doc/src/whatsnew/1.7.rst

The release artefacts we are voting on are available here:

wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/couchdb/source/1.7.0/rc.1/apache-couchdb-1.7.0.tar.gz
wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/couchdb/source/1.7.0/rc.1/apache-couchdb-1.7.0.tar.gz.asc
wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/couchdb/source/1.7.0/rc.1/apache-couchdb-1.7.0.tar.gz.tar.gz.sha256
wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/couchdb/source/1.7.0/rc.1/apache-couchdb-1.7.0.tar.gz.tar.gz.sha512

Please follow the test procedure here:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/COUCHDB/Testing+a+Source+Release

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.

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