[erlang-questions] Why Erlang/OTP binaries are available only for Win32 ?
Tue Nov 9 06:36:34 CET 2010
On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 7:33 AM, Richard O'Keefe <> wrote:
> On 8/11/2010, at 7:00 AM, Icarus Alive wrote:
>> wondering as to what is the reason that Erlang/OTP binaries are
>> available only for win32 and not for Linux (and it's variants), BSD
>> etc. ?
> Let's see. I have to worry about Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, OpenBSD,
> Solaris, OpenSolaris, Ubuntu 32-bit, Ubuntu 64-bit, Centos 32-bit, Centos
> 64-bit, and Fedora. Just how many sets of binaries do you expect to be
> provided? Then there are some older machines that would be fun to set
> up, several PowerPC boxes and a couple of SPARCs. How many sets of
Am new to the whole Erlang ecosystem (language, runtime, community,
resources), so pardon me if this the expectation seemed excessive. For
one single person building/maintaining so many variants is definitely
a herculean task, and I wasn't aware that it was so. My expectations
were set by distribution of Python, Java, where the latest/greatest (&
older) versions are available for most commonly used OS's... the
mainstream Linux distros, FreeBSD, Solaris, Windows etc.
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