[erlang-questions] thoughts on rebar bundled with Erlang/OTP

Peter Lemenkov lemenkov@REDACTED
Wed Dec 1 14:15:44 CET 2010

2010/12/1 Chad DePue <chad@REDACTED>:
> With every Erlang app Inaka has produced, the first step when telling a
> client how to deploy is "Go to Basho's Mercurial Repository and download
> Rebar". I which makes me think it would be great as part of the standard
> Erlang/OTP distribution. I know you could make the argument that sinan would
> be an equally valid candidate. Perhaps they're not mutually exclusive.
>  Either way, Rebar does make building apps easier. Any thoughts?

More proper way would be to push it directly into Linux/xBSD
distributions (like we at Fedora already did). The main reason to not
to bundle rebar with OTP is that their development cycles are differs.
Rebar is emerging quite fast, so you'll end up with relatively old
rebar bundled with OTP and your clients will be forced to update it
anyway in *some* cases.

With best regards, Peter Lemenkov.

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