[erlang-questions] Turning rebar into a package manager

Max Bourinov <>
Fri Oct 19 14:23:28 CEST 2012


Ondřej Černoš, thank you for your mail. You just wrote what I thought bro.

There are many valuable features in maven. If we go for rebar
package-manager - we should consider them too.

Best regards,
Max




On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Ondřej Černoš <> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> as someone coming to Erlang after many years of doing enterprisey
> Java, I feel like answering your question.
>
> >> 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.
>
> - repeatable builds
> - declarative version management
> - it is a de facto standard for dependency management in Java world,
> therefore thousands of java libs and other artifacts are available for
> maven users
> - continuous integration tools integration (jenkins, bamboo and others)
> - ability to integrate traditional build tools into maven workflow (ant,
> make)
> - ability to combine public/private repositories
> - automatic deployment of build artefacts into repository, if desired
> - extensibility through plugins
>
> It is true that XML is not the best format to configure a build tool,
> but hey, maven was created at the times when XML seemed like a good
> idea and sincerely, it is not The Issue with the tool that is worth
> using as a way to refuse it.
>
> Inventing a package manager/dependency manager without taking a
> serious look on maven experience and lessons learned would be very
> shortsighted, imho.
>
> regards,
> ondrej cernos
>
>
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