I’m trying to decide on an OTP version for a new project.
Would you say OTP26 is a good choice at this point? By that I mean supported broadly in the eco system and with limited head scratching “why does x -which used to work so well for me in the past- no longer work”?
I ended up going with OTP 24, as it turned out that is the version of the official package for Ubuntu 22.04.
I was trying to go a bit more ‘up to date’, but Erlang Solutions’ pre-built packages seem to have certificate problems (at least for me). I try to avoid asdf, etc, as I like to stay close to the source of things, where possible. Building from source would be a viable alternative, though.
Installing Elixir was a bit more complicated, as the official Elixir package on Ubuntu 22.04 is 1.12, which is too low for Phoenix. So I used the official pre-compiled packages from the Elixir Github releases page. Unzip, add to path, done.
It would be so nice (and a great developer experience), if the Elixir package on Ubuntu was at least the version Phoenix needs… But it’s probably not trivial to get an official Ubuntu package updated…