[erlang-questions] [ANN] erlang.mk build tool

Benoit Chesneau <>
Fri Aug 16 10:39:27 CEST 2013


The big problem with erlang.mk is requiring to have gmake and more
importantly wget installed imo.

Which makes it quite annoying to distribute on systems that have none of
them. It would be interrestin to have the support for curl for example.
Also what are the makefile extensions that you really need to require gmake?

- benoit


On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 4:19 PM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:

> Hello friendly people,
>
> I would like to make an official announcement of erlang.mk now that all
> the features I wanted are in.
>
> erlang.mk is a rebar replacement. It was initially created for allowing a
> faster development process than rebar and for better compatibility with
> Linux build tools. It should work on Linux and OSX with GNU Make installed.
>
> Projects using erlang.mk are still compatible with rebar. Dependencies
> fetched by rebar are stored in the same deps/ directory, and projects using
> erlang.mk can still be used as rebar dependencies, with or without a
> rebar.config file.
>
> erlang.mk also features a simple package index. Try `make pkg-list` to
> list all packages currently available. All the packages listed are
> compatible with erlang.mk with no tweaking required.
>
> Makefiles written with erlang.mk are *VERY* simple, here are two examples:
>
>  *  https://github.com/extend/**farwest/blob/master/Makefile<https://github.com/extend/farwest/blob/master/Makefile>
>  *  https://github.com/extend/**cowboy/blob/master/Makefile<https://github.com/extend/cowboy/blob/master/Makefile>
>
> I wrote about erlang.mk and relx recently on the Nine Nines blog.
> erlang.mk is the perfect companion to relx.
>
>  *  http://ninenines.eu/articles/**erlang.mk-and-relx<http://ninenines.eu/articles/erlang.mk-and-relx>
>
> Here are examples of projects that are using and compatible with erlang.mk
> :
>
>  *  https://github.com/jlouis/**etorrent<https://github.com/jlouis/etorrent>
>  *  https://github.com/extend/**cowboy <https://github.com/extend/cowboy>
>  *  https://github.com/extend/**farwest<https://github.com/extend/farwest>
>
> You can find erlang.mk at the following URL:
>
>  *  https://github.com/extend/**erlang.mk<https://github.com/extend/erlang.mk>
>
> Contributions to the package index are of course welcome! The only
> requirement is that the package is to be compatible with erlang.mkitself. Just send a PR to the
> erlang.mk project updating the packages.v1.txt!
>
> Enjoy!
>
> --
> Loïc Hoguin
> Erlang Cowboy
> Nine Nines
> http://ninenines.eu
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