[rabbitmq-discuss] Building addins on Windows

Simone Busoli simone.busoli at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 13:01:33 BST 2011

Thanks Emile, so I'll just need to build the plugin itself if I don't need
to change the server, right?
And building the plugin, the shovel in this case, does have any specific
On Jul 24, 2011 1:48 PM, "Emile Joubert" <emile at rabbitmq.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> 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.
> http://www.rabbitmq.com/plugin-development.html
> -Emile
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