A Joeish Erlang distribution (long)
Mon Jan 27 21:41:38 CET 2003
On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 05:32:33PM +0100, Kenneth Lundin wrote:
} Here are some comments from the Erlang/OTP Product Manager at Ericsson.
} 1) We have plans to divide the Erlang/OTP distribution into s number of
} separate packages. Preliminary we are thinking of 3 packages:
} - Core package (erts,kernel,stdlib,sasl,mnesia,os_mon,inets,compiler,..)
} - Tools&Utilities (parse_tools, tools, debugger, observer, et, tv, ...
} - Telecom/protocols (snmp, asn1, orber, megaco, ...
I would suggest that the core package be even more limited. All you really
need to run Erlang is erts, kernel and stdlib. A "Development" package
would be appropriate. If you think in terms of embedded systems and what
they require it makes a cleaner seperation.
It would be nice if the build process asked what you wanted to build. It
is a pain to be waiting for your shiny new emulator to arrive and see that
it's wasting your time building Corba tools. I've adopted the procedure
of first touching lib/cosEvent/SKIP etc.
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