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.

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