Archive for May, 2011

Packaging OTP applications with the rebar-dist-plugin

A good example of how rebar-plugins can add useful features to your build, the rebar-dist-plugin allows you to produce an archive for your project which can be distributed rather than forcing people to use git/mercurial/etc to obtain and build your sources.

The plugin comes with some pre-defined assemblies (which are the plugin’s unit of configuration) for packaging up a rebar generated release, or project (i.e., the ebin, include and priv directories). Future releases will add other pre-packaged options such as sources, docs and so on.

Using the plugin is pretty simple, and there is some documentation on the project wiki which is mostly up to date.

Advertisements

Leave a comment