Erlang-based Software Update Platform for Mobile Devices

Malgorzata Wielgus, Przemyslaw Dabek, Roman Janusz, Tomasz Kowal, Wojciech Turek

Abstract


Growing computational power of mobile devices modifies existing approachesto data processing in large-scale sensor networks. Since sensors are no lon-ger limited to simple data acquisition tasks, such networks can be consideredcomplex geo-distributed data processing systems. Features and requirements ofsuch systems justify use of Erlang language and technology for programmingmobile devices. The technology provides several crucial features, including fault-tolerance, message-passing concurrency or hot-code loading. In this paper theproblem of software management in Erlang-based distributed systems is di-scussed. A mechanism for installing and upgrading Erlang applications usingoperating system package manager is described. A platform for updating so-ftware in large scale systems is presented.

Keywords


Erlang, software updates, distributed system

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7494/csci.2013.14.1.129

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