[erlang-questions] ErlIDE on Mac OS X Mavericks - anyone using it successfully?

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Wed Nov 5 13:11:41 CET 2014

Hi Luca,

Yes, I know a couple of people that use erlide on OSX. All the problems
that I heard of were related to the computer name issue. Since I don't have
a Mac, it's difficult to give you the exact steps to fix the situation. I
assume that you have tried all the things suggested on the wiki page?

If you rename your computer to "foo", that name can't be used with -name.
You have to use the fully qualified value -- and it has to be possible to
resolve that name, most easily by adding the entry to .hosts.

Have you added the new name (and the FQDN) to .hosts?

best regards,

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM, Luca Finzi Contini <
> wrote:

> Hi all,
> is there anyone using ErlIDE / Eclipse on Mac OS X Mavericks?
> I have successfully installed it on Windows but I usually work on a Mac.
> I tried with Eclipse 3.7, 4.2.2, 4.4, with no luck.
> The IDE goes 'not responding' after a few keystrokes on the source editor.
> In the rare moments of awakens it has *wonderful* hot code update features
> which are really good especially for those accustomed to Eclipse in the
> Java world.
> I tried to follow the suggestions here:
> https://github.com/erlide/erlide/wiki/Troubleshooting
> especially when it says:
> "For Macs, an alternative solution is to rename your computer from
> foo.whatever to just foo (or anyhting without any dots)."
> If I do this, apparently I cannot start an erlang instance with long name
> as in
> erl -name foo
> The currently installed Java version is 1.8.0.
> Has anyone managed to have ErlIDE up and running smoothly on Mac?
> Thanks in advance.
> Luca.
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