[erlang-questions] Good reason for not using "releases"?

Kevin <>
Mon Oct 20 22:05:01 CEST 2008



Hello, I'm building my first erlang server program, and I've worked my way up from modules, to gen_server and gen_fsm, to supervisor, to application behavior.

If this application is going to run on a linux host, and boot using a linux init script, does it make sense to take it to the next level of "release", or is that just more complication I don't need to deal with.

I don't ever anticipate the need for hotswapping of code. The users will have no issues with just restarting the entire thing just like all the other stuff running from init scripts, and they might find hotswapping, or whatever fancy stuff releases offers, more work than appreciated.

I also don't anticipate this application sharing an running erlang system with any other erlang applications.

Thanks, especially if this is such an ignorant question.



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