linux Erlang/OTP status

Marthin Laubscher <>
Sat Nov 5 10:51:34 CET 2005


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mickael Remond [mailto:]
> Sent: 05 November 2005 10:59
> To: 
> Cc: Marthin Laubscher; Matthias Lang
> Subject: Re: linux Erlang/OTP status
> 
> * Matthias Lang <> [2005-11-05 07:55:01 +0100]:
> 
> > Getting Erlang running on the gumstix should be relatively
> > straightforward if you've done that sort of thing before, i.e. you
> > know your way around cross compilers and makefiles. I'd expect it to
> > take me a day if I already had the cross-compiler and C libraries set
> > up.
> 
> In another thread: I have been playing with the Blackdog and it is a
> very nice little device that runs Erlang pretty well.

That's good to hear.

> I do not know if it is suitable for your need, however.

Blackdog itself is too big and heavy as a package, I won't know what it
lokks like when you throw the enclosure away. In-Hand's Fingertips3 is too
bulky (even though they call themselves the smallest). There are plenty
options I'm not aware of I'm sure, but for the time being and limited funds,
I'm focussing on the gumstix as it seems it would do the job well and is
certainly small enough for my purpose. And it's low cost without being a
loss-leader.

Smaller is better, probably not only for my application, but in general the
smaller, the greater the chances of it being able to suit other novel
applications as well.

> 
> Cheers,
> 
> --

Something that I'm not overly sure of, is the fit between the I/O
capabilities of regular Erlang and a device such as the gumstix/robostix
combo where there are large numbers of GPIO and other signals that can be
used and configured for different purposes.

> Mickaël Rémond

Marthin Laubscher






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