[erlang-questions] process manager, R16, and 64-bit Macs
Wed Dec 5 11:31:00 CET 2012
About the future, what do you think about giving up wxWidgets, and using Nodejs?
There are many GUI libraries for Nodejs right now.
On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Patrik Nyblom <> wrote:
> 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 "The Pman application has been superseded by the Observer application.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
> 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 :)
> /Patrik, OTP
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