[erlang-questions] erlang on vista

Kenneth Lundin <>
Mon Apr 19 12:57:22 CEST 2010


Erlang works very well on Vista, but perhaps there is some issue with
the VC++ runtime
as pointed out in a previous mail.

We are however provided a version of the VC++ runtime in the installer
for Windows.

/Kenneth Erlang/OTP Ericsson

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Paul Johnston
<> wrote:
> Not terribly useful I know but V5.7.4 works on Windows 7.
> One way to get rid of Vista :-)
>
> Paul
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:  [mailto:]
> On Behalf Of Joe Armstrong
> Sent: 19 April 2010 10:48
> To: Erlang
> Subject: [erlang-questions] erlang on vista
>
> I'm trying to run Erlang on Windows Vista.
>
> Having installed Erlang, when I try to run it I get the following error
> message:
>
>    C:\Program Files\erl5.7.5\erts-5.7.5\bin\werl.exe
>
>    The application has failed to start because its side-by-side
> configuration is incorrect. Please see the
>    application event log for more deatils.
>
>  My knowledge of computer science does not extend to "side-by-side"
> configurations - has anybody
> got a magic spell that I can use to make this error message go away.
>
> /Joe
>
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