[erlang-questions] Erlang and Maven

Olivier Sambourg <>
Fri Sep 8 19:14:50 CEST 2006

Sorry I've not made myself clear : that's the whole point actually,  
writing a Maven plugin for Erlang projects (and not reimplementing  
Maven in Erlang, which in my opinion would be a terrible waste of time)


Le 8 sept. 06 à 18:52, David Durham a écrit :

>> Things that such a plugin could provide :
>> - "archetype" project creation (creates a typical OTP-like erlang  
>> project directory structure and basic files - a way to enforce  
>> good pratices in this area ?)
>> - dependencies management (automatic update from a repository,  
>> transitive dependencies, etc.)
>> - run the entire test suite (using EUnit)
>> - generate various reports and the project web site (edoc, eunit  
>> results, changelogs, etc.)
>> - project compilation
>> - project deployment (beam files are packaged and deployed with  
>> scp, ftp or DAV)
>> - dynamic code loading (typical Erlang feature of course. You  
>> could load the compiled code on one or more nodes, on your  
>> integration or production environment, etc.)
>> - etc ?
>>  I wonder if there are other Maven users among us. Anyway feedback  
>> and ideas would be greatly appreciated (maybe something like this  
>> already exists, or maybe the entire idea is worthless...). And  
>> when (if ?) I find some time I'll work on it.
> Have you considered writing a Maven plugin for Erlang?  Probably  
> most Erlang developers wouldn't use this, but it could be a nice  
> compliment to Erlide.
> -Dave

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