The official documentation has moved to http://docs.couchdb.org — The transition is not 100% complete, but http://docs.couchdb.org should be seen as having the latest info. In some cases, the wiki still has some more or older info on certain topics inside CouchDB.
This page lists all CouchDB releases that are currently supported by the Apache CouchDB project.
November 6th, 2013
Release Support Policy
CouchDB uses semantic versioning, so, in a nutshell:
- X.Y.Z equates to major version, minor version, and patch version.
- The major version will be incremented every time we make backwards incompatible changes.
- The minor version will be incremented every time we add backwards compatible features.
- The patch version will be incremented every time we add backwards compatible fixes.
We will support each major version for 12 months. So, if 1.0.0 was released on 2010-01-01, then we would add features and fixes to it until 2011-01-01. After 12 months have passed, we may continue to release fixes for critical security issues, but these will be in the form of actual patches.
Note that the upgrade path for minor versions is to update the latest minor version. We will not continue to release patch versions for an old minor version. That is, 1.1.0 immediately supersedes 1.0.x, and no more fixes will be made on the 1.0.x line. Similarly, 1.2.0 immediately supersedes 1.1.x.
Old Apache CouchDB releases can be found in the Apache CouchDB archive.
Even older Apache Incubator releases of CouchDB can be found in the Apache Incubator archive of CouchDB.
These are provided for reference purposes only. It is recommended you use a current release of CouchDB.
When downloading from a mirror please check the MD5 and SHA checksums as well as verifying the OpenPGP compatible signature available from the main Apache site. The KEYS file contains the public keys used for signing release. It is recommended that a web of trust is used to confirm the identity of these keys.
You can check the OpenPGP signature with:
gpg --verify apache-couchdb-*.tar.gz.asc
You can check the MD5 checksum with:
md5sum --check apache-couchdb-*.tar.gz.md5
You can check the SHA checksum with:
sha1sum --check apache-couchdb-*.tar.gz.sha