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1 Apache CouchDB CHANGES
2 ======================
3
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4 Version 1.1.0
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5 -------------
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7 This version has not been released yet.
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9 Version 1.0.0
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10 -------------
11
12 Security:
13
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14 * Added authentication caching, to avoid repeated opening and closing of the
15 users database for each request requiring authentication.
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17 Storage System:
18
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19 * Small optimization for reordering result lists.
20 * More efficient header commits.
21 * Use O_APPEND to save lseeks.
22 * Faster implementation of pread_iolist(). Further improves performance on
23 concurrent reads.
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25 View Server:
26
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27 * Faster default view collation.
28 * Added option to include update_seq in view responses.
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29
30 Version 0.11.1
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31 --------------
32
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33 HTTP Interface:
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35 * Mask passwords in active tasks and logging.
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36 * Update mochijson2 to allow output of BigNums not in float form.
37 * Added support for X-HTTP-METHOD-OVERRIDE.
38 * Better error message for database names.
39 * Disable jsonp by default.
40 * Accept gzip encoded standalone attachments.
41 * Made max_concurrent_connections configurable.
42 * Made changes API more robust.
43 * Send newly generated document rev to callers of an update function.
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44
45 Futon:
46
47 * Use "expando links" for over-long document values in Futon.
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48 * Added continuous replication option.
49 * Added option to replicating test results anonymously to a community
50 CouchDB instance.
51 * Allow creation and deletion of config entries.
52 * Fixed display issues with doc ids that have escaped characters.
53 * Fixed various UI issues.
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55 Build and System Integration:
56
57 * Output of `couchdb --help` has been improved.
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58 * Fixed compatibility with the Erlang R14 series.
59 * Fixed warnings on Linux builds.
60 * Fixed build error when aclocal needs to be called during the build.
61 * Require ICU 4.3.1.
62 * Fixed compatibility with Solaris.
63
64 Security:
65
66 * Added authentication redirect URL to log in clients.
67 * Fixed query parameter encoding issue in oauth.js.
68 * Made authentication timeout configurable.
69 * Temporary views are now admin-only resources.
70
71 Storage System:
72
73 * Don't require a revpos for attachment stubs.
74 * Added checking to ensure when a revpos is sent with an attachment stub,
75 it's correct.
76 * Make file deletions async to avoid pauses during compaction and db
77 deletion.
78 * Fixed for wrong offset when writing headers and converting them to blocks,
79 only triggered when header is larger than 4k.
80 * Preserve _revs_limit and instance_start_time after compaction.
81
82 Configuration System:
83
84 * Fixed timeout with large .ini files.
85
86 JavaScript Clients:
87
88 * Added tests for couch.js and jquery.couch.js
89 * Added changes handler to jquery.couch.js.
90 * Added cache busting to jquery.couch.js if the user agent is msie.
91 * Added support for multi-document-fetch (via _all_docs) to jquery.couch.js.
92 * Added attachment versioning to jquery.couch.js.
93 * Added option to control ensure_full_commit to jquery.couch.js.
94 * Added list functionality to jquery.couch.js.
95 * Fixed issues where bulkSave() wasn't sending a POST body.
96
97 View Server:
98
99 * Provide a UUID to update functions (and all other functions) that they can
100 use to create new docs.
101 * Upgrade CommonJS modules support to 1.1.1.
102 * Fixed erlang filter funs and normalize filter fun API.
103 * Fixed hang in view shutdown.
104
105 Log System:
106
107 * Log HEAD requests as HEAD, not GET.
108 * Keep massive JSON blobs out of the error log.
109 * Fixed a timeout issue.
110
111 Replication System:
112
113 * Refactored various internal APIs related to attachment streaming.
114 * Fixed hanging replication.
115 * Fixed keepalive issue.
116
117 URL Rewriter & Vhosts:
118
119 * Allow more complex keys in rewriter.
120 * Allow global rewrites so system defaults are available in vhosts.
121 * Allow isolation of databases with vhosts.
122 * Fix issue with passing variables to query parameters.
123
124 Test Suite:
125
126 * Made the test suite overall more reliable.
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127
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128 Version 0.11.0
129 --------------
130
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131 Security:
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132
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133 * Fixed CVE-2010-0009: Apache CouchDB Timing Attack Vulnerability.
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134 * Added default cookie-authentication and users database.
135 * Added Futon user interface for user signup and login.
136 * Added per-database reader access control lists.
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137 * Added per-database security object for configuration data in validation
138 functions.
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139 * Added proxy authentication handler
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140
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141 HTTP Interface:
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142
143 * Provide Content-MD5 header support for attachments.
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144 * Added URL Rewriter handler.
145 * Added virtual host handling.
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146
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147 View Server:
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148
149 * Added optional 'raw' binary collation for faster view builds where Unicode
150 collation is not important.
151 * Improved view index build time by reducing ICU collation callouts.
152 * Improved view information objects.
153 * Bug fix for partial updates during view builds.
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154 * Move query server to a design-doc based protocol.
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155 * Use json2.js for JSON serialization for compatiblity with native JSON.
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156 * Major refactoring of couchjs to lay the groundwork for disabling cURL
157 support. The new HTTP interaction acts like a synchronous XHR. Example usage
158 of the new system is in the JavaScript CLI test runner.
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159
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160 Replication:
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161
162 * Added option to implicitly create replication target databases.
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163 * Avoid leaking file descriptors on automatic replication restarts.
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164 * Added option to replicate a list of documents by id.
165 * Allow continuous replication to be cancelled.
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166
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167 Storage System:
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168
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169 * Adds batching of multiple updating requests, to improve throughput with many
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170 writers. Removed the now redundant couch_batch_save module.
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171 * Adds configurable compression of attachments.
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172
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173 Runtime Statistics:
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174
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175 * Statistics are now calculated for a moving window instead of non-overlapping
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176 timeframes.
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177 * Fixed a problem with statistics timers and system sleep.
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178 * Moved statistic names to a term file in the priv directory.
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179
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180 Futon:
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181
182 * Added a button for view compaction.
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183 * JSON strings are now displayed as-is in the document view, without the escaping of
184 new-lines and quotes. That dramatically improves readability of multi-line
185 strings.
186 * Same goes for editing of JSON string values. When a change to a field value is
187 submitted, and the value is not valid JSON it is assumed to be a string. This
188 improves editing of multi-line strings a lot.
189 * Hitting tab in textareas no longer moves focus to the next form field, but simply
190 inserts a tab character at the current caret position.
191 * Fixed some font declarations.
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193 Build and System Integration:
194
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195 * Updated and improved source documentation.
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196 * Fixed distribution preparation for building on Mac OS X.
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197 * Added support for building a Windows installer as part of 'make dist'.
198 * Bug fix for building couch.app's module list.
199 * ETap tests are now run during make distcheck. This included a number of
200 updates to the build system to properly support VPATH builds.
201 * Gavin McDonald setup a build-bot instance. More info can be found at
202 http://ci.apache.org/buildbot.html
203
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204 Version 0.10.1
205 --------------
206
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207 Replicator:
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208
209 * Stability enhancements regarding redirects, timeouts, OAuth.
210
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211 Query Server:
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212
213 * Avoid process leaks
214 * Allow list and view to span languages
215
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216 Stats:
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217
218 * Eliminate new process flood on system wake
219
220 Build and System Integration:
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222 * Test suite now works with the distcheck target.
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223
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224 Version 0.10.0
225 --------------
226
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227 Storage Format:
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228
229 * Add move headers with checksums to the end of database files for extra robust
230 storage and faster storage.
231
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232 View Server:
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233
234 * Added native Erlang views for high-performance applications.
235
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236 HTTP Interface:
237
238 * Added optional cookie-based authentication handler.
239 * Added optional two-legged OAuth authentication handler.
240
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241 Build and System Integration:
242
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243 * Changed `couchdb` script configuration options.
244 * Added default.d and local.d configuration directories to load sequence.
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245
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246
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247 Version 0.9.2
248 -------------
249
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250 Replication:
251
252 * Fix replication with 0.10 servers initiated by an 0.9 server (COUCHDB-559).
253
254 Build and System Integration:
255
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256 * Remove branch callbacks to allow building couchjs against newer versions of
257 Spidermonkey.
258
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259 Version 0.9.1
260 -------------
261
262 Build and System Integration:
263
264 * PID file directory is now created by the SysV/BSD daemon scripts.
265 * Fixed the environment variables shown by the configure script.
266 * Fixed the build instructions shown by the configure script.
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267 * Updated ownership and permission advice in `README` for better security.
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268
269 Configuration and stats system:
270
271 * Corrected missing configuration file error message.
272 * Fixed incorrect recording of request time.
273
274 Database Core:
275
276 * Document validation for underscore prefixed variables.
277 * Made attachment storage less sparse.
278 * Fixed problems when a database with delayed commits pending is considered
279 idle, and subject to losing changes when shutdown. (COUCHDB-334)
280
281 External Handlers:
282
283 * Fix POST requests.
284
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285 Futon:
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286
287 * Redirect when loading a deleted view URI from the cookie.
288
289 HTTP Interface:
290
291 * Attachment requests respect the "rev" query-string parameter.
292
293 JavaScript View Server:
294
295 * Useful JavaScript Error messages.
296
297 Replication:
298
299 * Added support for Unicode characters transmitted as UTF-16 surrogate pairs.
300 * URL-encode attachment names when necessary.
301 * Pull specific revisions of an attachment, instead of just the latest one.
302 * Work around a rare chunk-merging problem in ibrowse.
303 * Work with documents containing Unicode characters outside the Basic
304 Multilingual Plane.
305
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306 Version 0.9.0
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307 -------------
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308
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309 Futon Utility Client:
310
311 * Added pagination to the database listing page.
312 * Implemented attachment uploading from the document page.
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313 * Added page that shows the current configuration, and allows modification of
314 option values.
315 * Added a JSON "source view" for document display.
316 * JSON data in view rows is now syntax highlighted.
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317 * Removed the use of an iframe for better integration with browser history and
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318 bookmarking.
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319 * Full database listing in the sidebar has been replaced by a short list of
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320 recent databases.
321 * The view editor now allows selection of the view language if there is more
322 than one configured.
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323 * Added links to go to the raw view or document URI.
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324 * Added status page to display currently running tasks in CouchDB.
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325 * JavaScript test suite split into multiple files.
326 * Pagination for reduce views.
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327
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328 Design Document Resource Paths:
329
330 * Added httpd_design_handlers config section.
331 * Moved _view to httpd_design_handlers.
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332 * Added ability to render documents as non-JSON content-types with _show and
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333 _list functions, which are also httpd_design_handlers.
334
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335 HTTP Interface:
336
337 * Added client side UUIDs for idempotent document creation
338 * HTTP COPY for documents
339 * Streaming of chunked attachment PUTs to disk
340 * Remove negative count feature
341 * Add include_docs option for view queries
342 * Add multi-key view post for views
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343 * Query parameter validation
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344 * Use stale=ok to request potentially cached view index
345 * External query handler module for full-text or other indexers.
346 * Etags for attachments, views, shows and lists
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347 * Show and list functions for rendering documents and views as developer
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348 controlled content-types.
349 * Attachment names may use slashes to allow uploading of nested directories
350 (useful for static web hosting).
351 * Option for a view to run over design documents.
352 * Added newline to JSON responses. Closes bike-shed.
353
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354 Replication:
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355
356 * Using ibrowse.
357 * Checkpoint replications so failures are less expensive.
358 * Automatically retry of failed replications.
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359 * Stream attachments in pull-replication.
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360
361 Database Core:
362
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363 * Faster B-tree implementation.
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364 * Changed internal JSON term format.
365 * Improvements to Erlang VM interactions under heavy load.
366 * User context and administrator role.
367 * Update validations with design document validation functions.
368 * Document purge functionality.
369 * Ref-counting for database file handles.
370
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371 Build and System Integration:
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373 * The `couchdb` script now supports system chainable configuration files.
374 * The Mac OS X daemon script now redirects STDOUT and STDERR like SysV/BSD.
375 * The build and system integration have been improved for portability.
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376 * Added COUCHDB_OPTIONS to etc/default/couchdb file.
377 * Remove COUCHDB_INI_FILE and COUCHDB_PID_FILE from etc/default/couchdb file.
378 * Updated `configure.ac` to manually link `libm` for portability.
379 * Updated `configure.ac` to extended default library paths.
380 * Removed inets configuration files.
381 * Added command line test runner.
382 * Created dev target for make.
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384 Configuration and stats system:
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386 * Separate default and local configuration files.
387 * HTTP interface for configuration changes.
388 * Statistics framework with HTTP query API.
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389
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390 Version 0.8.1-incubating
391 ------------------------
392
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393 Database Core:
394
395 * Fix for replication problems where the write queues can get backed up if the
396 writes aren't happening fast enough to keep up with the reads. For a large
397 replication, this can exhaust memory and crash, or slow down the machine
398 dramatically. The fix keeps only one document in the write queue at a time.
399 * Fix for databases sometimes incorrectly reporting that they contain 0
400 documents after compaction.
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401 * CouchDB now uses ibrowse instead of inets for its internal HTTP client
402 implementation. This means better replication stability.
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404 HTTP Interface:
405
406 * Fix for chunked responses where chunks were always being split into multiple
407 TCP packets, which caused problems with the test suite under Safari, and in
408 some other cases.
409 * Fix for an invalid JSON response body being returned for some kinds of
410 views. (COUCHDB-84)
411 * Fix for connections not getting closed after rejecting a chunked request.
412 (COUCHDB-55)
413 * CouchDB can now be bound to IPv6 addresses.
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414 * The HTTP `Server` header now contains the versions of CouchDB and Erlang.
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416 JavaScript View Server:
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417
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418 * Sealing of documents has been disabled due to an incompatibility with
419 SpiderMonkey 1.9.
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420 * Improve error handling for undefined values emitted by map functions.
421 (COUCHDB-83)
422
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423 Build and System Integration:
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424
425 * The `couchdb` script no longer uses `awk` for configuration checks as this
426 was causing portability problems.
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427 * Updated `sudo` example in `README` to use the `-i` option, this fixes
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428 problems when invoking from a directory the `couchdb` user cannot access.
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429
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430 Futon:
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431
432 * The view selector dropdown should now work in Opera and Internet Explorer
433 even when it includes optgroups for design documents. (COUCHDB-81)
434
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435 Version 0.8.0-incubating
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438 Database Core:
439
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440 * The view engine has been completely decoupled from the storage engine. Index
441 data is now stored in separate files, and the format of the main database
442 file has changed.
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443 * Databases can now be compacted to reclaim space used for deleted documents
444 and old document revisions.
445 * Support for incremental map/reduce views has been added.
446 * To support map/reduce, the structure of design documents has changed. View
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447 values are now JSON objects containing at least a `map` member, and
448 optionally a `reduce` member.
449 * View servers are now identified by name (for example `javascript`) instead of
450 by media type.
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451 * Automatically generated document IDs are now based on proper UUID generation
452 using the crypto module.
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453 * The field `content-type` in the JSON representation of attachments has been
454 renamed to `content_type` (underscore).
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456 HTTP Interface:
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458 * CouchDB now uses MochiWeb instead of inets for the HTTP server
459 implementation. Among other things, this means that the extra configuration
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460 files needed for inets (such as `couch_httpd.conf`) are no longer used.
461 * The HTTP interface now completely supports the `HEAD` method. (COUCHDB-3)
462 * Improved compliance of `Etag` handling with the HTTP specification.
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463 (COUCHDB-13)
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464 * Etags are no longer included in responses to document `GET` requests that
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465 include query string parameters causing the JSON response to change without
466 the revision or the URI having changed.
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467 * The bulk document update API has changed slightly on both the request and the
468 response side. In addition, bulk updates are now atomic.
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469 * CouchDB now uses `TCP_NODELAY` to fix performance problems with persistent
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470 connections on some platforms due to nagling.
471 * Including a `?descending=false` query string parameter in requests to views
472 no longer raises an error.
473 * Requests to unknown top-level reserved URLs (anything with a leading
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474 underscore) now return a `unknown_private_path` error instead of the
475 confusing `illegal_database_name`.
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476 * The Temporary view handling now expects a JSON request body, where the JSON
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477 is an object with at least a `map` member, and optional `reduce` and
478 `language` members.
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479 * Temporary views no longer determine the view server based on the Content-Type
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480 header of the `POST` request, but rather by looking for a `language` member
481 in the JSON body of the request.
482 * The status code of responses to `DELETE` requests is now 200 to reflect that
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483 that the deletion is performed synchronously.
484
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485 JavaScript View Server:
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486
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487 * SpiderMonkey is no longer included with CouchDB, but rather treated as a
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488 normal external dependency. A simple C program (`_couchjs`) is provided that
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489 links against an existing SpiderMonkey installation and uses the interpreter
490 embedding API.
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491 * View functions using the default JavaScript view server can now do logging
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492 using the global `log(message)` function. Log messages are directed into the
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493 CouchDB log at `INFO` level. (COUCHDB-59)
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494 * The global `map(key, value)` function made available to view code has been
495 renamed to `emit(key, value)`.
496 * Fixed handling of exceptions raised by view functions.
497
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498 Build and System Integration:
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500 * CouchDB can automatically respawn following a server crash.
501 * Database server no longer refuses to start with a stale PID file.
502 * System logrotate configuration provided.
503 * Improved handling of ICU shared libraries.
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504 * The `couchdb` script now automatically enables SMP support in Erlang.
505 * The `couchdb` and `couchjs` scripts have been improved for portability.
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506 * The build and system integration have been improved for portability.
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507
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508 Futon:
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510 * When adding a field to a document, Futon now just adds a field with an
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511 autogenerated name instead of prompting for the name with a dialog. The name
512 is automatically put into edit mode so that it can be changed immediately.
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513 * Fields are now sorted alphabetically by name when a document is displayed.
514 * Futon can be used to create and update permanent views.
515 * The maximum number of rows to display per page on the database page can now
516 be adjusted.
517 * Futon now uses the XMLHTTPRequest API asynchronously to communicate with the
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518 CouchDB HTTP server, so that most operations no longer block the browser.
519 * View results sorting can now be switched between ascending and descending by
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520 clicking on the `Key` column header.
521 * Fixed a bug where documents that contained a `@` character could not be
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522 viewed. (COUCHDB-12)
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523 * The database page now provides a `Compact` button to trigger database
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524 compaction. (COUCHDB-38)
525 * Fixed portential double encoding of document IDs and other URI segments in
526 many instances. (COUCHDB-39)
527 * Improved display of attachments.
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528 * The JavaScript Shell has been removed due to unresolved licensing issues.
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