[erlang-questions] ANN: erln8: an Erlang version manager
Fri Dec 27 16:43:02 CET 2013
I'd like to announce the first beta release of erln8 . erln8 allows you
build Erlang from one or many git repos, and then "set and forget" a version
of Erlang *per directory*. If a suitable version of Erlang isn't found in
the current directory, erln8 searches up the directory tree until it finds
- specify the version of Erlang to use for a directory and all it's
subdirectories with a simple command such as:
erln8 --use R16B03
This creates a simple erln8.config file in the cwd specifying the version
of Erlang to use.
- supports multiple git repos, build from any branch/tag
- building from the canonical OTP git repo is as simple as:
erln8 --build --tag OTP_R16B02 --id R16B02
- shell completion for erln8 commands and command parameters
(bash-only for now)
- "link" to already built installations of Erlang so you can take
advantage or erln8's --use command.
- store build configurations in ~/.erln8.d/config so you don't have to copy
and paste them each time. Specify a configuration at build time with
- written in C w/ glib
I'm sure there are some bugs to be worked out. Please feel free to submit
issues or pull requests via Github at .
And yes, I've heard of kerl , and it works great, but I wanted to build
and manage Erlang sources from git and be able to "set and forget" a version
of Erlang for a given directory. If you have any comments or suggestions,
please respond to me offline at , and flaming arrows can be sent to .
Happy New Year!
 diparfitt at gmail
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