[erlang-questions] Erlang application packaging

Jean Parpaillon <>
Thu Sep 20 16:33:15 CEST 2012


Hi Ali
Thank you for your help.
I've begun erlang with this tutorial but I have to admit I am still
confused about the right tool to use. Just in learnyou..., reltool and
systools are presented. 
Let's read again this chapter :)

Regards,
Jean

Le jeudi 20 septembre 2012 à 16:11 +0200, Ali Sabil a écrit :
> Hi Jean,
> 
> I don't know if you have come across this:
> http://learnyousomeerlang.com/release-is-the-word#am-i-an-executable-yet
> but it might be helpful?
> 
> Best,
> Ali
> 
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Jean Parpaillon
> <> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I'm Jean Parpaillon, new erlang enthusiast and (soon) programmer. On 7
> > past years, I've workedon distributed systems, specially in HPC and
> > cloud computing. I'm trying to develop an XMPP agent for system
> > management, written in Erlang. This is the introduction, now the
> > question :)
> > What is your preferred packaging/deployment system for erlang ? I have a
> > code running, from erlang shell, and want it to become a real world
> > application the user can install from an archive and launch from its
> > shell, eventually with some parameters.
> >
> > I've read about systools, and how to generated .app, .appup, .rel, .boot
> > and so on. This looks fine but a lot to do by hand. When it comes to
> > update a file, and release the whole stuff, one have to modify plenty of
> > others. Or am I wrong ?
> > I've looked to existing applications or 'helloworld's: some of them
> > using autotools (ejabberd, ...), a lot of others using rebar, sometime a
> > little a bit of both, iirc.
> > rebar has a lot of magic, which makes debugging hard.
> > autotools is not well designed for erlang, but putting some existing m4
> > files here and there seems to fit. At least, I know autotools well. I
> > know how can I generate .app, .rel and so on with autotools, but I don't
> > know what to put in it :/
> > At the end, for launching the application, I've seen many projects not
> > using .boot files, but a shell script with tons of arguments to erl...
> >
> > I'm a little bit confused :( Any help ?
> >
> > Best regards,
> > --
> > Jean Parpaillon
> > Open Source Consultant
> > Phone: +33 6 30 10 92 86
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> > skype: jean.parpaillon
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> >
> >
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Jean Parpaillon
Open Source Consultant
Phone: +33 6 30 10 92 86
im: 
skype: jean.parpaillon
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