[erlang-questions] Parallel Make in OTP

Tuncer Ayaz <>
Mon Jan 11 19:00:36 CET 2010


On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Jachym Holecek <> wrote:
> # Dave Smith 2010-01-11:
>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 4:25 AM, Jachym Holecek <>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > I recently learnt about rebar[*]. It's a native Erlang solution and
>> > looks pretty promising so far, although the documentation amounts to
>> > UTSL at this point. I didn't yet have a chance to get to know it more
>> > intimately, but that will come sooner or later. Anyway, always nice
>> > to see your dreams come true meanwhile you were dreaming. :-)
>>
>> Actually the source repo for rebar is at:
>>
>> http://bitbucket.org/basho/rebar
>
> Thank you & Tuncer for clarifications. I went with whatever URL there
> was in firefox at the moment.
>
>> It's not exactly a secret project as I'll be talking about it at
>> Erlang Factory this year, but it is still pretty young yet. I think,
>> in the context of this thread, that rebar is probably not well suited
>> (and may not ever be) to building the Erlang/OTP base distribution.
>
> My understanding was that Peter was talking about a tool that would
> deal with whole project lifetime and that it could be assumed target
> systems had certain version of OTP already available? This just needs
> to be able to use different versions of OTP system and local apps on
> the machines, in addition to talking to some version control system.

In the context
http://github.com/JacobVorreuter/epm
might be a complementary tool

>> It's more geared for building Erlang projects and relies heavily on
>> conventions for OTP apps and releases. It does build port drivers and
>> such, but that's a different ball game than building a cross platform,
>> large-scale C project. :)
>
> Yep, but see above. It seemed like that was something one could teach
> rebar about without too much pain?
>
> Regards,
>        -- Jachym


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