[erlang-questions] Turning rebar into a package manager

Max Bourinov <>
Fri Oct 19 14:20:52 CEST 2012


True. Maven is a hell when you need something special.

But I suggested to only check concepts behind it. Just think: Java guys are
very productive with maven - there are reasons why. So, if we want to build
a package manager, maybe before we start, we can enrich its design by
checking what others did?

Best regards,
Max




On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM, Matthew Evans <>wrote:

> 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...
>
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>
> Max,
>
> 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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