[erlang-questions] What problem are we trying to solve here? [was Erland users group [was re: languages in use? [was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?]]]

ludovic <>
Tue Feb 18 09:24:43 CET 2014


I could not agree more. I was not saying that being a famous 
person/group would be sufficient to be trust as an "official enough" 
index, this task requires a lot more work. CI, validations, multiple 
versions etc.. must be done as people said here. That's why I was 
talking about an index, and not a repository.

BTW, github as a storage facility is pretty good :)


Le 2014-02-18 01:52, Anthony Ramine a écrit :
> My own opinion is that any Erlang package manager relying on GitHub
> for whatever more than hosting a simple Git repository is doomed to
> fail. Feel free to disprove me through making one.
> 
> Companies make money around Erlang, if they want such a thing, money
> will need to be thrown at it for the infrastructure, there is just no
> way around it. If an index should be, the applications going into the
> main one are going to need some level of validation, otherwise it’s
> just a garbage bin which language zealots will use to tell the world
> we have 66,000 packages available.
> 
> Validation means testing, continuous integration and all that entails.
> GitHub will not help you here.



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