Erlang REPOS 1.4 Beta2 review

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REPOS stands for Repository of Erlang-Projects.Org Software selection

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 95293K
Developer: Mickael Remond
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REPOS stands for Repository of Erlang-Projects.Org Software selection. Erlang REPOS project is a collection of major ready-to-use Erlang software.

Erlang REPOS is distributed as a CDROM image (ISO). You can use every program included in the REPOS environment either directly from the CDROM, from your hard drive, or from a USB key.

Currently, the included software are:

Erlang/OTP R10B-9
EUnit 1.1
Yaws 1.58
J-EAI 1.0 beta 6
Ejabberd 1.0.1
Tsung 1.2 beta
Wings 3D 0.98.26
Erlang SDL 0.94 (graphical library)
Bluetail Ticket Tracker 4.0.4
SSH 1.0 (SSH and SFTP client library)
Dialyzer 1.3
Various very usefull contributions.

Why is REPOS not a "LiveCD" ?

LiveCD are great for testing operating system. However, LiveCD distributing complete software environment are emerging. We feels that this trend does not make sense for software environment like Erlang based distribution, as user always as an existing operating system on its computer. So, liveCDs are most of the time try-once systems. This is a great effort for something that is most of the time used only once.

This is why we think that it is most valuable to provide the user with an environment that runs on an existing operating system. REPOS works both directly from the CDROM, as an evaluation tool, and can be dropped on the user hard-drive as a fastly installed complete and stand-alone Erlang environment. REPOS is multi-platform and work whatever the user operating system is. For now we only are only supporting Linux and Microsoft Windows, but we are planning to extend this support to other oerating systems.

What's New in This Release:
REPOS is now based on the latest Erlang/OTP R10B-9
Several applications have been added:
Ibrowse: A powerful HTTP client written in erlang.
MySQL and PostgreSQL native Erlang module have been added.
the ehtml library have been added.
Several applications have been updated:
ejabberd is included in version 1.0.0.
J-EAI has been upgraded to version 1.0 beta6.
Yaws is now included in version 1.58.
Jabberlang have been updated to version 0.2.
ODBC modules are now included for Windows and Linux.
An Emacs configuration file has been added. By using this config file (with the e script command), you can directly use the latest Emacs module for Erlang (Erlang-mode, Distel and esense).

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