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

Icarus Alive icarus.alive@REDACTED
Tue Nov 9 08:28:09 CET 2010

Thanks Zabrane. Very impressive. A link to CEAN should be there on the
Erlang.org site, somewhere under the Download section.

However, I see that CEAN is still at R12B.

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM, zabrane Mikael <zabrane3@REDACTED> wrote:
> http://cean.process-one.net/downloads/
> 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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> Zabrane

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