Longstanding issues: structs & standalone Erlang

Mickael Remond <>
Tue Feb 14 10:50:02 CET 2006


Hello Peter,

Peter Lund a écrit :
> Yes, I think too that the SAE would contribute a lot in marketing Erlang
> to the world.
> 
> Many times I have wanted to send some non-erlang windows user one
> zip-file containing an application and all necessary parts of erlang to
> be able to run this on his computer. Very rarely I have been in a
> position to tell that windows user to first download the full erlang
> development environment just to run some smallish app I have developed.
> To market Erlang better, I think we should like java have both a
> development environment for erlang nerds and one other much simplier way
> to install and run an erlang app. Some kind of packaging tool that works
> for windows generating files that WinZip can unpack would be excellent.

Note that you can package a minimal Erlang quite easily. This has been
done to distribute Wings. We have done something similar to distribute
ejabberd.
The advantage of this is that the end result is not very big and you can
 hide the fact that the application is developed in Erlang for the user.

SAE would be nice however. I remember that at some point a Windows
version generating an executable (.exe) file was nearly working.

-- 
Mickaël Rémond
 http://www.process-one.net/



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