[erlang-questions] Favored Linux distributions?
Wed Jun 18 09:47:53 CEST 2008
I do it with Gentoo
On 18/06/2008, Raimo Niskanen <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 03:12:05PM -0400, John Chandler wrote:
>> Is there a consensus as to what distribution of Linux is most
>> suitable to
>> Erlang development, or does it even matter much?
>> I am about to specify a virtual server that offers a choice of Ubuntu
>> 7.10, Debian 4, CentOS 5, Fedora Core 7 & 8, Mandriva 2000, and
>> OpenSUSE 10.3.
> Currently, the major platforms we build and daily test are
> SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 and Solaris 8/9/10.
> But that is mostly because ClearCase runs on these,
> and does not necessarily make them the best platform
> to develop or run production on.
> We also test on Fedora, OpenSuSE, Ubuntu et.al. Quote from README:
> At Ericsson we have a "Daily Build and Test" that runs on:
> Operating system Versions
> Solaris/Sparc32 8, 9, 10
> Linux/Suse x86 9.3, 10.1
> Linux/Suse Amd64 9.3, 10.1
> Linux/Montavista PPC 3.1
> FreeBSD x86 5.0
> Mac OS X/Intel 10.4.11 (Tiger)
> Mac OS X/Intel 10.5.3 (Leopard)
> Windows x86 XP SP2, 2003, Vista
> End quote.
> The platform you choose to develop on and the one you
> choose to run production on is probably up to your own
> demands, like our ClearCase demand. The fancy modern
> distros a'la Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE are probably
> nice to develop on because all the other tools they
> contain. Debian is probably more stable for production
> and Solaris 10 often outperform Linux for high load
> and also have a stability reputation. Even e.g OpenBSD
> might be a production choice for security if you do
> not need SMP performance.
> If you just need the latest Erlang/OTP I do not know
> which distros have got the most updated packages,
> but if you build from source you know what you have.
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