For some reason I don’t remember any more I installed
evm a long time ago, but now that we have the first RC of OTP 19, I’m eager to try it out and stumbling over the fact that
evm does only support installing official releases of OTP.
Now I did a quick lookup on
kerls README and it seems to be possible to install erlang from arbitrary git refs which would enable me to install and keep up to date OTP 19 over the next weeks. But really, there seems to be a lot in the command line interface that seems to be complicated (but gives me freedom) and I don’t know if I want to give away my very simple
evm use <version> away for something I haven’t grasped from a first diagonal read.
So which of the given erlang version managers would you suggest to me and why? Maybe you do even know other managers you could suggest in this thread?
This thread is about
erlang version managers not
elixir, if you are interested in the latter please read Elixir Version Managers.