Deprecation of erl_boot_server

João Henrique Freitas joaohf@REDACTED
Thu Dec 10 17:16:18 CET 2020

Hello Lukas,

I use erl_boot_server in an internal/under development tool aimed for
helping running heterogeneous integration tests from common tests or
ex_unit in a
docker compose like environment. The erl_boot_server is used when one of
the nodes (docker container) needs to load code (e.g: web application) and
using test specific parameters. I could use another solution for
erl_boot_server if it gets removed one day.

IMO, I think erl_boot_server and erl_prim_loader really interesting when
looking at some possible use cases in embedded context and cloud as well.

Is it possible to move erl_boot_server and erl_prim_loader to an external
open source project or something like that ?


On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 2:24 PM Lukas Larsson <lukas@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hello!
> We are thinking about deprecating and then removing the erl_boot_server (
> and corresponding
> support in erl_prim_loader. erl_boot_server is used to boot systems that do
> not have a disk to read Erlang modules from but instead do it via tcp.
> So we would like to know if anyone is using this functionality? and if so,
> what is the problem that you are solving with it?
> Lukas

João Henrique Ferreira de Freitas -
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