[erlang-questions] Turning rebar into a package manager

Yurii Rashkovskii <>
Tue Oct 23 22:36:06 CEST 2012

> > http://expm.co/ solves server side part. expm may add a plugin for
> > rebar to add "search" command. The slight problem with rebar is that
> > it is mostly used as a local per-repo binary, not as a global one.
> It doesn't solve the server side part. The package information available 
> is for the most part entirely useless when you are looking for packages. 
> It does the strict minimum for this purpose: small one-line description 
> + keyword list. Plus you have to leave the package list and scroll down 
> to find the github link where the useful information can be found. It's 
> trying to do packages, when what I need is an index of projects. The 
> index page there with a github/project homepage link instead of an 
> internal link on the name would do wonders.
> All fair points. However, not all projects would have GitHub repositories. 
I guess what I can do is: in addition to the internal link, show the 
homepage link if specified, otherwise github if specified, otherwise 
nothing. Would that make sense?
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