Board Report (May 2014)

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.


1.5.1 (2014-04-08)

Recent Activity

  • Started with weekly news with great success. Also available at
  • The community is in the process of creating a CoC and bylaws
  • Ongoing work on the release 1.6.0. Actually voting on Apache CouchDB 1.6.0-rc.4
  • Working on the BigCouch merge from Cloudant
  • Good progress in reviewing the rcouch merge
  • Community work on migrating content to the new wiki started
  • Translation work going well


Including the following additions, CouchDB has 35 committers and 12 PMC members.

New committers:

  • Robert Kowalski

New PMC members:

  • Joan Touzet

Mailing list stats:


  • 175 subscribers (+24)
  • 1 message since February (1)


  • 1386 subscribers (-19)
  • 750 messages since February (-336)


  • 167 subscribers (+13)
  • 1 messages since February (-13)


  • 599 subscribers (-3)
  • 2630 messages since February (+1306)


  • 104 subscribers (0)
  • 2655 messages since February (-80)


  • 31 subscribers
  • 312 messages since February


  • 36 subscribers (+5)
  • 16 messages since May (-191)


  • 54 subscribers (+7)
  • 53 messages since February (+28)

Issues: None.

Apache CouchDB 1.5.1 Released

Apache CouchDB 1.5.1 has been released and is available for download.

CouchDB is a database that completely embraces the web. Store your data with JSON documents. Access your documents with your web browser, via HTTP. Query, combine, and transform your documents with JavaScript. CouchDB works well with modern web and mobile apps. You can even serve web apps directly out of CouchDB. And you can distribute your data, or your apps, efficiently using CouchDB’s incremental replication. CouchDB supports master-master setups with automatic conflict detection.

Grab your copy here:

Pre-built packages for Windows and OS X are available.

CouchDB 1.5.1 is a security release, and was originally published on 2014-04-09.

These release notes are based on the changelog.


  • Add the max_count option (UUIDs Configuration) to allow rate-limiting
    the amount of UUIDs that can be requested from the /_uuids
    handler in a single request.