I am on a Windows machine and I am looking to install the latest version of elixir in it. This is being harder than expected.
Initially I searched for something similar to
asdf for Windows, but there is nothing similar for this platform. Scoop is the tool that comes closest, but it requires me to do custom scripts and to learn another tool, both things I am not a fan of right now:
Then I turned to chocolatey:
Which looks perfect, but it is severely outdated, being only in version 11.X
No signal of any updates to come, so this one is out as well.
My last hope, is perhaps Docker …
It looks like there is a version of 12.X, which hopefully uses OTP 24 (my goal):
However, I am not convinced yet. My only experiences with Docker containers were brutally painful. I understand things have changed in the meantime and that Docker seem to be a solution most developers fight for.
However, I am not sure if investing in this tool (remember, I discarded scoop because I didn’t want to invest in it) is going to pay off:
- Will I be able to create releases for Windows using a container?
- Will I be able to create releases for Ubuntu as well? (I am fairly sure I won’t be able to because my host is Windows, but just confirming)
- Do you guys recommend any guides for Windows?
I feel like I am reaching for the bottom of the barrel here. I am honestly running out of options. Any ideas would be welcome.