[erlang-questions] Erlang package manager
Sun Jan 4 10:32:34 CET 2015
On 01/03/2015 04:48 PM, the.silly.sad wrote:
> On 01/03/2015 04:46 PM, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
>> On 01/03/2015 04:26 PM, Anthony Ramine wrote:
>>> A set of static files CPAN-style sounds way easier to maintain than a
>>> complex HTTP-based protocol.
>> A thousand times this.
> how is one opposite to another?
> former is a fileformat latter is a network protocol.
Think about public and private mirrors. A set of files is easy to copy
and you can put them in a folder already served by the currently running
Web server. There's no requirement on what software is used, it could be
any HTTP server. That also opens the possibility of having the files
locally and not needing a server at all.
A protocol? You have to setup the software, update it, and it's not
clear how mirrors would work but anything that isn't plain files will
require more work than copying files.
Also note it's much easier to find people willing to serve files than
people willing to install unknown software.
On the note of mirrors: considering Erlang is all about reliability, I
think it would be an offense if it did not come with at least 3 separate
mirrors (maybe 1 America 1 Europe 1 Asia) from scratch, that the manager
knows about and can switch to another automatically if one gets down.
The list of mirrors of course being ultimately configurable.
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