[erlang-questions] Time for OTP to be Renamed?

Ivan Uemlianin <>
Thu Feb 13 23:23:29 CET 2014


Dear Loïc

Thanks.

I need to do some detailed experiments with release packaging & upgrading. I can certainly see that upgrades affecting how state is represented might be simpler done offline.

Best wishes

Ivan

--
festina lente


> On 13 Feb 2014, at 21:54, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
> 
> They are very hard to get right. Upgrading a live system is really difficult, even with OTP. There are many ways things can go wrong, from the new code breaking things to your state being partially lost (worse than losing all of it!) while upgrading it.
> 
> It requires a lot of testing to get right, and as such is eating up a lot of time. A 2 minutes change can easily take you 2 hours to test and make sure the upgrade will actually work as intended.
> 
>> On 02/13/2014 10:51 PM, Ivan Uemlianin wrote:
>> Dear Loïc
>> 
>> Please pardon my hopping over from another thread.
>> 
>>> On 13 Feb 2014, at 20:54, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
>> ...
>>> ... few people use release upgrades for example...
>> 
>> What are the good reasons for not using release upgrades?  I am full of n00bish enthusiasm for them.
>> 
>> Thanks
>> 
>> Ivan
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> festina lente
> 
> -- 
> Loïc Hoguin
> http://ninenines.eu



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