[erlang-questions] Erlang http servers

David Mercer <>
Fri Oct 5 18:47:06 CEST 2012

I'll give it another whirl.  Tried it about a year ago and it didn't work.  Rebar, that is; haven’t tried Cowboy yet.

I'll report back on my experiences so that I don't leave you hanging.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Cottlehuber [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 10:37
> To: David Mercer; Loïc Hoguin; Motiejus Jakštys; erlang-
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Erlang http servers
> On 5 October 2012 16:36, David Mercer <> wrote:
> > Does Cowboy work on Windows?  I ask because I went to download it and
> give it a whirl, but the first line of the Quick Start section says to use Rebar,
> which does not work on Windows.  Please advise.  Thank-you.
> Just to confirm, rebar *does* work on Windows, even for compiling NIFs.
> Obviously the C code needs to support an appropriate compiler in the first
> place, but that's not rebar's fault. So far I have built via rebar snappy, ejson,
> jiffy, erica, and a whole plethora of other tools & projects, without needing a
> special unix shell, just erlang & rebar.
> Many thanks to Basho & Tuncer for making that possible.
> Loïc, I'll give cowboy a whirl on Windows sometime next week & will send an
> issue or patch if reqd.
> A+
> Dave

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