[erlang-questions] Stand Alone Erlang Still Updated?

Jim McCoy <>
Thu Aug 2 20:44:43 CEST 2007


On 8/1/07, Christophe Romain <> wrote:
> > At the end of the day what is needed is an exe file that can be
> > dropped onto a USB drive and executed on any PC to which I attach the
> > drive.
>
> well, do not forget CEAN installers actually target 18 different
> platforms

I think this is the sort of thinking that bogged down the last effort
to discuss SAE on this list.  Windows and OS X are the two target
platforms that I and most everyone else interested in SAE care about.
Other platforms have a long history of sophisticated users who know
how to build from source, download a runtime, etc.; this is something
that is possible on Windows and OS X but is unfamiliar territory for
most users.

Rather than aiming for a solution that fits every possible platform I
am interested in a solution that fits one of these platforms.  Once
that part is done it is possible to move on to the others.  The abject
failure of every attempt to create a one-size-fits-all approach to
distribution across platforms should be a sufficient disincentive for
us.

Jim



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