distributing .beam files/upgrading client software
Mon May 29 12:33:30 CEST 2006
Bjorn Gustavsson wrote:
> beam_lib can be used to make changes to .beam files such as strip
> out the compiler options.
what about distributing beam files to clients - should I implement my
own distribution protocol?
> Gaspar Chilingarov <> writes:
>> Hi all!
>> If this questions have documented answers - just please say what and
>> where to rtfm :)
>> Are there any more-or-less standard way to distribute .beam files to
>> multiple hosts ? I'm mainly interested of some, say, autoupgrade
>> feature, which will allow upgrade user software without disturbing users
>> and when developer wishes and not when user upgrades.
>> Beam files are quite small and can be easily downloaded to clients which
>> makes erlang perfect for such kind of tasks, IMHO - so users are not
>> forced to download large executable files every time.
>> I do NOT speak about upgrading code - because I'm running non-critical
>> application , which clients may be restarted without any problems.
>> Another issue which interests me is now to strip this options
>> from module and thus from module_info() output?
>> compiler.erl (or something near it) should be modified?
>> Are there way to distribute gzipped beam files - as far I looked on zlib
>> driver - it have hooks to load gzipped files - but how the should be
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Gaspar Chilingarov
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