Apache CouchDB 1.5.0 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.

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

CouchDB 1.5.0 is a feature release, and was originally published on 2013-11-05.

These release notes are based on the changelog.


  • COUCHDB-1781: The official documentation has been overhauled. A lot of
    content from other sources have been merged, and the index page
    has been rebuilt to make the docs much more accessible.
  • A new administration UI, codenamed Fauxton, has been included as an
    experimental preview. It can be accessed at /_utils/fauxton/. There
    are too many improvements here to list them all. We are looking for
    feedback from the community on this preview release.
  • COUCHDB-1888: Fixed an issue where admin users would be restricted by
    the public_fields feature.
  • Fixed an issue with the JavaScript CLI test runner. #be76882,
  • COUCHDB-1867: An experimental plugin feature has been added. See
    src/couch_plugin/README.md for details. We invite the community to
    test and report any findings.
  • COUCHDB-1894: An experimental Node.js-based query server runtime
    has been added. See Experimental Features for details. We invite the
    community to test and report any findings.
  • COUCHDB-1901: Better retry mechanism for transferring attachments
    during replication. #4ca2cec