[erlang-questions] Why Erlang/OTP binaries are available only for Win32 ?

zabrane Mikael zabrane3@REDACTED
Tue Nov 9 08:09:33 CET 2010


2010/11/9 Icarus Alive <icarus.alive@REDACTED>:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 7:33 AM, Richard O'Keefe <ok@REDACTED> 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
>> binaries?
> 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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