[erlang-bugs] make tk/wxwidgets optional?

Björn Gustavsson <>
Sat Nov 21 09:44:15 CET 2009

On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 8:57 AM, Joshua Bronson <> wrote:
> Not so much a bug as an enhancement request: Just wondering if you could add
> a build option to disable tk/wxwidgets integration?
> I wrote to erlang-questions about this recently (see
> http://groups.google.com/group/erlang-programming/browse_frm/thread/655bca7311178cc0)
> and it seems like it would be pretty easy, but I didn't get a response from
> any erlang core developers, so I figured I'd ask here in case you don't
> check that list often. Apologies if you already noticed it on the other
> list.

There already is a mechanism to skip the building of certain applications,
namely to create a file named SKIP in the application directory:

touch lib/wx/SKIP lib/gs/SKIP

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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