[erlang-questions] process manager, R16, and 64-bit Macs

Patrik Nyblom <>
Wed Dec 5 11:15:01 CET 2012


On 12/04/2012 11:28 PM, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> The question about R16 features reminded me that one of the promises 
> of R16 is the removal of Process Manager:
>
> "The Pman application has been superseded by the Observer application. 
> Pman will be removed in R16." - http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/pman.html
>
> However, Observer does not run at all on 64-bit Macs, because of that 
> platform's lack of support for wxWidgets.  (The other Erlang GUI apps 
> I've tried do run, though the debugger is a bit crash-prone.)  R15B3 
> seems to report the same "wxWidgets not found, wx will NOT be usable" 
> message.
We're working on using the wxWidgets 2.9 "beta-line" for macs, which 
would fix the 64bit problem (it's cocoa-based). 2.8 is also almost 
impossible to build on mountain lion, so we need to up wxWidgets version 
on mac anyway. Unfortunately we have some rather unpleasant stability 
problems with 2.9 on the mac, so we might need to reconsider...
>
> Is there any chance of Pman getting a delay until support is better?  
> Or is this just the cost of progress?
If we do not have a cross platform wx solution that works for R16, we 
will definitely "think again"!
>
> (I'm writing Introducing Erlang for O'Reilly, and need to decide if 
> I'm ripping out the process manager coverage and replacing it, and if 
> I need to keep that coverage around online for customers who happen to 
> use recent Macs.)
Might be a good idea to keep it online...
>
> If there's a better place to ask this, please let me know!
>
Nope, erlang-questions is the right place :)
> Thanks,
Cheers,
/Patrik, OTP



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