[erlang-questions] windows

Jesse Gumm <>
Sun May 13 20:56:22 CEST 2012

Hi Tony,

I spent a lot of time fighting with Windows (Mingw/Msys), Rebar, and
Erlang to get them all playing nicely together well to generate a
decent windows release for Nitrogen, and it works pretty reliably now.

You can use my instructions for compiling Nitrogen as a basis for
getting your stuff working:


On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM, Tony Rogvall <> wrote:
> Dear erlang-ers.
> Is there anyone on this list that do develop on windows ?
> How on earth do you do that ? ;)
> I am trying to get a driver compiled using rebar.
> rebar is nearly working on MingW but git is not available for MingW, the
> reason is somewhat bizarre ...
> rebar is nearly working on cygwin but there is some path problem that result
> in "access denied".
> Right now I reverted to using a Makefile with MingW, that after lots of copy
> and past finally works.
> Is rebar supposed to be working with cygwin/mingw ?
> I will NOT install Visual Studio XYZ :-)
> Thanks
> /Tony
> "Installing applications can lead to corruption over time. Applications
> gradually write over each other's libraries, partial upgrades occur, user
> and system errors happen, and minute changes may be unnoticeable and
> difficult to fix"
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Jesse Gumm
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