Debian 9 has been the stable version of Debian since June. At my company we are moving away from Debian 8 for all new deployments and this is a problem for any server that will need to connect to our Couchbase cluster because there is no binary SDK available. The old binary does not easily install on Debian 9.
Building from source comes with the README warning that the code has “not gone through our release testing process”, so I’m not keen on the idea of installing using that method. There’s the additional problem of requiring a fresh source build every time we want to update the library, rather than letting the package manager handle it. This is a problem when it’s deployed on a couple dozen servers.