One of the failings of adoption of Erlang has been the general availability of pre-complied binaries for easy installation. This shortcoming has been fixed by one the leading community members, Erlang Solutions. The lack of easy installation across different operating systems has always been a barrier for growing the Erlang community. Not many are ready to do the time consuming and possibly problematic job of compiling from source code.
Erlang Solutions specialises in providing businesses with truly scalable solutions through the creation, integration, delivery and lifetime support of products and services based on the Erlang programming language; we work with customers from small developers to Fortune 500 corporations.
Erlang Solutions is the only company of its kind totally focused on Erlang and the Erlang community, offering industry-leading research, development, training and worldwide support. This helps our customers realise the potential of Erlang-based solutions, with all the inherent benefits of the speed to market, low lifetime cost, extreme reliability and scalability offered by Erlang.
They have made Windows binaries and Linux repositories available for the latest and some previous versions of Erlang.
The Operating System downloads that can be found:
- Cent OS
- Mac OSX
The available versions:
- 18.1 - 64bit & 32bit
- 18.0 - 64bit & 32bit
- 17.5.3 - 64bit & 32bit
- 17.4 rev.2 - 64bit & 32bit
- 17.4 - 64bit & 32bit
- 17.3 rev.2 - 64bit & 32bit
- 17.3 - 64bit & 32bit
- 17.1 - 64bit & 32bit
- 17.0 - 64bit & 32bit
- R16B03 rev. 2 - 64bit & 32bit
- R16B03 - 64bit & 32bit
Although both Ubuntu repos and Debian deb files are made available. Sometimes is nice to be able to choose for custom installs. Here's a chart for reference Ubuntu on the left and matching Debian distribution on the right.
15.04 vivid jessie / sid 14.10 utopic jessie / sid 14.04 trusty jessie / sid 13.10 saucy wheezy / sid 13.04 raring wheezy / sid 12.10 quantal wheezy / sid 12.04 precise wheezy / sid 11.10 oneiric wheezy / sid 11.04 natty squeeze / sid 10.10 maverick squeeze / sid 10.04 lucid squeeze / sid
So now you can going with installing and learning the programming language that will be a keystone in the next gen world of IoT.