[erlang-questions] [erlide] user poll: supported versions

OvermindDL1 <>
Wed Feb 19 18:53:03 CET 2014


I do not mind requiring R16+, would give me another reason to upgrade from
R15 at least.
On Feb 17, 2014 4:25 AM, "Vlad Dumitrescu" <> wrote:

> Hi all!
>
> This is a question for all erlide users (but not only for them).
>
> Erlide uses Erlang as a backend and we try to use the same policy as OTP
> when it comes to older versions: the current major version plus the two
> most recent ones. When R17 is released, this means R16  and R15.
>
> Until now, it was possible to only have R14 installed and run erlide on
> it. The problem that I discovered is that in order to provide full support
> for unicode, I need to use erl_scan from R16+, which can't be compiled for
> R15 because it contains unicode.
>
> My question is: would it be a problem to require that erlide itself must
> run on R16 or newer? Projects can still be based on earlier releases. This
> will require in the worst case that you install R16 alongside your other
> versions.
>
> For most people this is a non-issue, but in some environments one doesn't
> have full freedom.
>
> best regards,
> Vlad
>
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