[erlang-questions] Erlang project dependency management/build tools

Joseph Wayne Norton <>
Tue Jan 18 16:33:06 CET 2011

BG -

I have found rebar to be a good tool for the job.  The rebar team is doing
a great job.

Here is an example of applying the rebar tool along with Google's repo

The repo tool is optional since rebar can also be used to automate the
downloading of dependencies.  However, the repo tool has some nice
features for managing a set of Git repositories.

The documentation effort is still a work in progress.  Nevertheless, it
might be helpful for your study.


- Joe

On 2011/01/18, at 23:30, Baishampayan Ghose wrote:

> Hello,
> I am quite new to the Erlang world and I am trying to develop an OTP
> application (with releases in the future). I am looking for a tool
> that will let me manage the dependencies, build process and release
> engineering.
> I have found Rebar & Sinan (+ Faxien) so far but it seems Sinan
> doesn't do dependency management(?) and Rebar obviously lacks
> documentation.
> I would like to know the opinion of the Erlang community on this
> matter; I am looking for a simple tool that will fetch external
> dependencies (or otherwise let me put them in a directory),
> build/test/generate docs for the project and help with the OTP release
> creation process.
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
> BG
> --Baishampayan Ghose
> b.ghose at gmail.com
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