[erlang-patches] .app and .appup files for erl_interface and jinterface applications (amended)

Tuncer Ayaz <>
Tue Mar 26 11:39:06 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Fredrik wrote:

> Since we are on the subject,
> We have a ticket about this but we were planning to solve this
> matter in reltool, i.e without adding the .app file in the
> applications that are missing them.

How exactly? Do you plan for reltool to derive app name and version
from the directory name and the modules from ebin/*.beam? Can that
cover scenarios like an application requiring mnesia? What about
application environment variables?

Does anyone have a good guess why projects skip writing/generating the
.app file?

> You write,
> "
>  this causes problems with some tools; reltool in particular
> "
> What are these other tools, except reltool that it causes problems
> for? This is very interesting for us.

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