[erlang-questions] Making a minimal distributable program in Erlang.
Wed Sep 20 12:35:29 CEST 2017
"As an afterthought - it would be *very nice* to have a program which
makes a minimal distributable program for Windows/Mac/Linux."
It would be nice if Erlang had an official Docker image (e.g.
https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/ ). Such an image would fulfill
exactly your requirement. Here are the official Docker images for other
I guess this is the start:
Note this work:
On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 3:22 AM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> I want to ship Erlang as a component inside a
> larger application to run on Windows
> Assuming the larger application has reserved space
> for Erlang at some destination directory $DEST then I need
> to copy a subset of the files from a standard
> distribution into $DEST.
> On a Mac I have reduced the number of necessary files to 11
> (could be 10 if you remove start.script)
> ├── COPYRIGHT
> ├── bin
> │ ├── beam.smp
> │ ├── erl_child_setup
> │ ├── erlexec
> │ ├── start.boot
> │ └── start.script
> ├── erl
> └── lib
> ├── compiler-7.0.2.ez
> ├── kernel-5.1.ez
> ├── sasl-3.0.1.ez
> └── stdlib-3.1.ez
> I've thrown away all the libraries apart from compiler etc.
> I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to do the same thing on windows - does anybody
> know how to make a minimal Erlang for windows? - which files must be
> copied and which files must be patched????
> As an afterthought - it would be *very nice* to have a program which
> makes a minimal distributable program for Windows/Mac/Linux.
> I was thinking along the lines of running the program twice - in run one
> I'd trace all calls to discover which modules were actually called, then
> from this information build a minimal distributable program.
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