[rabbitmq-discuss] Generating a Rabbitmq release

Brendan Hay brendan at soundcloud.com
Fri Apr 13 10:33:24 BST 2012

Smells like it's about time to rebar-ize rabbit =)

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM, Alvaro Videla <videlalvaro at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a way to generate a RabbitMQ release by using the make files form
> the umbrella? By a release I mean this:
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/design_principles/release_structure.html
> I see that's there's an erlang module called rabbit_prelaunch that does
> generate a rabbit.rel file but it seems to be used mostly for plugins but I
> don't see any Make target for the release itself.
> What I want to achieve is to be able to generate a tar file with Erlang's
> erts and other dependencies as explained here:
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/design_principles/release_structure.html#id75658
> In that way we could distribute RabbitMQ without the need to install
> Erlang, which I think will ease adoption a lot.
> In the mac for example I saw that Ejabberd even had a .pkg installer that
> placed the server under the Applications folder. See the installers offered
> here: http://www.process-one.net/en/ejabberd/downloads/
> Any ideas?
> Regards,
> Alvaro
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