[erlang-questions] Fwd: Erlang for Android release suggestions?

Benoit Chesneau <>
Thu Jan 10 22:37:01 CET 2013


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From: Benoit Chesneau <>
Date: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Erlang for Android release suggestions?
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On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Erik Reitsma <> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have ported Erlang/OTP R15B03 to Android, to work with Scripting Layer
> for Android (SL4A). This involved some patches to the Erlang/OTP source and
> build scripts (configure, Makefile, etc). I also wrote the installation app
> to install is under SL4A. Access to the SL4A API is provided, but I have
> not tried all available functions. I have included all OTP applications
> except the ones that are only useful with a gui.
>
> It is possible to use the interactive shell or to specify a .erl file
> (which will be compiled if not yet compiled) and run its main/0 function.
>
> I have tried the port on some Android devices, and it worked on all of
> them. The device does not need to be rooted to use the port.
>
> What would be the best way to release this to the public, considering the
> license of Erlang/OTP? Should I put the entire source on some repository
> provider, or just a script that will modify the original Erlang/OTP sources?
>
> Regards,
> *Erik.
>
>
Nice!

I would say that any public repository either or github or the one you
prefer is good. So anyone could review it.

Putting patches in a branch is a common practice imo.

- benoît
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