standalone erlang

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Wed Feb 16 22:22:34 CET 2005


> But then you have all the decompressed files sitting around after
> you're done, which I don't want.
"All" the files could be just very few: erl.exe, beam.dll (which might 
easily be compiled into one executable) and the libraries erlang.ear. The 
startup script could also clean up after itself.

> Also, running the .bat file will bring up a console window.
Yes, it might. There are ways to hide it.

> But you're right, it's a cheap way of making a faux installer.  I'd
> still like to see a cleaner alternative.
I also think it'd be cool. But the amount of work needed might be 
prohibitive.

When Erlang will become as spread as Java, then the problem will dissapear 
because every sold PC will have Erlang installed :-) Hmmm, how do we sell 
the idea of "Erlang the Java killer" to Microsoft? It would have been easier 
before C# came... ;-)

regards,
Vlad



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