Automatically generating Erlang/OTP .app and .rel files using GNU Autoconf

A user of the GNU Autotools (Autoconf and Automake) with Erlang/OTP has recently asked me about a way to automatically generate the .app (application resource) files and .rel (release resource) files for an Erlang/OTP application. As for now, Automake provides no help to generate those files. This is Autoconf’s job. What Autoconf can do is … [Read more…]