[rabbitmq-discuss] Building addins on Windows

Emile Joubert emile at rabbitmq.com
Sun Jul 24 12:48:46 BST 2011

Hi Simone,

Op 24/07/11 12:23, het Simone Busoli geskryf:
> I would like to try adding a max-hops option to the shovel addin, but I have
> no past experience in erlang nor in building an addin from the sources. I
> looked at the docs and I would like to know whether building on Windows is
> supported and especially if I need to build the server too, or a binary
> deployment is enough to modify and test the addin.

It is fairly easy to build the broker on Windows if Cygwin is installed.
You will need at least GNU Make and have the Erlang compiler and
utilities in $PATH. You may want to go this route if you need to modify
the broker or if you want to develop against the very latest unreleased
version of the broker.

If you don't need to modify the broker then dropping your .ez file in
the plugins directory of a released build will work. Creating symlinks
in the plugins directory as suggested in the plugins development page
will not work on Windows.



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