[erlang-questions] Turning rebar into a package manager

Matthew Evans <>
Fri Oct 19 14:16:46 CEST 2012

We are using Maven for both java and erlang development. The erlang plugin works well, but I find Maven's "convention over configuration" painful to say the least. You want to do something slightly out of the ordinary (as is often the case with a multi language project) and your life is spent in XML hell as you are trying to work around roadblocks. A good example was getting it to spew out thrift code for both languages.

On top of that I'm personally not a fan of separating source control and package management. All you need is for someone to deploy without doing a source update and you're left trying to figure out why your build is broken.

Just my 2c...

Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:04:05 +0400
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Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Turning rebar into a package manager

Please follow this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Maven
There is only one scary XML.

Best regards,Max

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Max Lapshin <> wrote:

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 3:48 PM, Max Bourinov <> wrote:

> Hi guys,


> I think is what checking out ideas of maven tool (1, 2) will be very useful

> too. Those guys did a perfect tool for java which does packet and life-cycle

> management very easy and predictable. I had a great experience with it and

> it did saved a lot of my time.


What do you consider good in Maven?

It is impossible to see any good things in provided links because

there are only tons of XML.

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