Longstanding issues: structs & standalone Erlang
Tue Feb 14 15:09:27 CET 2006
"Vlad Dumitrescu" <>:
> Security could be just a matter of checksums. SSH is an option too.
GPG seems more to the point. That's what most Linux distributions do
now, for instance apt on Debian.
As for the rest, I always get suspicious when people make programming
language specific package managers that tries to do what the
distribution does already.
To me, it's much more attractive with a system that can easily be
hooked into dpkg, ports, RPM, or whatever.
On that, you could build systems for turning out pre-packaged versions
of the program for various platforms, including MacOS X single-file
applications, Windows installers, Debian packages/repositories, or
So basically, we want a build script that just picks out what it needs
from Erlang/OTP and the program, puts it in a directory structure, and
then lets the back-ends for the various platforms do their
thing. Back-ends for .deb, RPM, MacOS X type application bundles and
some sort of Windows installer program seems like a good first set of
goals to me.
Of course it would also need to support packing up the program
separately, depending on a separate installed runtime system.
Björn Lindström <>
Student of computational linguistics, Uppsala University, Sweden
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