[erlang-questions] Reltool anyone?

Richard Carlsson <>
Sun Aug 17 21:26:24 CEST 2014


I got a confirmation of that when I had a chat with the original author at
EUC in June. He got moved to some other project, and Reltool has been in
this kinda-mostly-working state since then.


        /Richard


On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 6:37 PM, Garrett Smith <> wrote:

> I always had the impression that the work on reltool was never
> completed. A chapter on reltool could highlight the fact that the core
> release tool that ships with Erlang [sic] is fubar, but I don't know
> how much value that would be to readers.
>
> The *only* release tool I've ever seen do anything useful - without
> causing me to punch a wall - is relx. It's useful. It has traction. I
> think it should get a chapter, somewhere.
>
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM, 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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