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  1. Erlang/OTP
  2. ERL-983

Create Windows installer binary w/o documentation

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Help Wanted
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      Description

      Is it possible to generate OTP Windows 64-bit Binary File installer without documentation?
      And add link to it on https://www.erlang.org/downloads?

      We are installing Erlang (as a prerequisite for RabbitMQ) for our clients and they never need the documentation.
      The installation is silent (non-interactive), so we can't disable "Erlang documentation" section.

      Supporting disabling "Erlang documentation" section from command line can save 175MB and not a few seconds for each client's machine,
      but IMHO, the better and simpler option is to have different (and smaller!) otp_win64.exe without documentation at all.

      I looked at https://github.com/erlang/otp/blob/master/erts/etc/win32/nsis/Makefile and [erlang.nsi] - it seems like they are designed for generating such exe.

      P.S. if you think it is a good idea, we need it for 21.3 😊

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            otp_team_vm Team VM
            Reporter:
            ilyan Ilya Nikulshin
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