[erlang-questions] Reltool anyone?

Tristan Sloughter <>
Sun Aug 17 18:58:51 CEST 2014


I find it confusing when books spend so much time on what should be
considered more of an internals matter, like manually building a release,
which is found in an appendix or online docs

It isn't something you'd do in real life, but yes it is something you would
benefit from knowing once you are dealing with building and deploying
releases even when using a higher level tool like reltool or relx.

Just my 2 cents :)


On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM, Francesco Cesarini <
> wrote:

>  We are covering relx and rebar and might add more tools based on feedback
> we receive from the reviewers.
>
> Also for those wondering - So far, we have about 30 pages on release
> handling. In line with the rest of the book, we are explaining in detail
> what is happening behind the scenes and how to manually create a release.
> From there, we show you how to automate it and use the tools.
>
> /F
>
>
> On 17/08/2014 17:23, Tristan Sloughter wrote:
>
>  I'm pretty sure "counter intuitive" and "will make your struggle" are
> reltool's best known features.
>
>  Which is why relx (https://github.com/erlware/relx) has been catching on
> :)
>
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Francesco Cesarini <
> > wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I was wrapping up the chapter on release handling for the OTP book and
>> never having used it before, decided to take a look at reltool. Is anyone
>> using it? I am finding it counter intuitive and struggling to see how it
>> simplifies the task of creating releases.
>>
>> Feel free to reply to the list or ping me privately.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> F
>>
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