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

Chad DePue chad@REDACTED
Wed Dec 1 19:46:53 CET 2010

My suggestion is more that an easy to use build tool makes the platform more
approchable and easier to use.

However, separately, i really like your idea!

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On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Edmond Begumisa <
ebegumisa@REDACTED> wrote:

> From your suggestion, it appears to me that the problem you are trying to
> address is awareness. i.e. people don't know that tools like rebar/sinan
> exist and either re-invent the wheel or suffer silently.
> Perhaps a special section on erlang.org could address this. A page devoted
> to 3rd party developer tools with categories like IDEs, packaging, etc. Tool
> developers could then fill out a form with a summarised description of their
> tool, the type of license and a link to their repository then post it under
> the relevant category. Something like the current links page (
> http://www.erlang.org/links.html) but less general, more descriptive and
> user-generated.
> - Edmond -
> On Thu, 02 Dec 2010 00:07:03 +1100, Chad DePue <chad@REDACTED>
> wrote:
>  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?
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