[erlang-questions] Bundling an erlang/OTP runtime system with custom applications into standalone executables for multiple platforms

Kenneth Lundin <>
Sat Sep 25 08:51:42 CEST 2010


Reltool (in the distribution) supports the creation of standalone
target systems just like
you describe.
http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/reltool/index.html

Reltool is quite new and created among other thing to support the
scenario you describe.

/Kenneth , Erlang/OTP Ericsson

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 11:21 PM, AJ Heller <> wrote:
> I'm interested in being able to write and distribute standalone erlang
> applications (i.e. a minimal erlang/OTP runtime system would be
> bundled in with the application; end-users would not have to download
> and install an erlang/OTP distribution on their own). Has anyone
> successfully built and distributed erlang applications with all the
> required erlang/OTP software bundled in? Similarly, are there any
> documented/tested/supported ways of doing it?
>
> I found Joe Armstrong's standalone erlang
> <http://www.sics.se/~joe/sae.html> for R9B-0. I didn't find any
> related projects (or processes for creating multi-platform standalone
> distributions) for R14B, or any of the R13 releases for that matter.
> Has anyone done work in this area?
>
> Thank you much,
> --aj
>
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