Late to the party but still wish to compile a working Riak

David Bloom iprog4u at
Mon Jul 17 13:51:33 EDT 2017

Thank you Mark.  I look forward to absorbing as much material as I can.
Your articles on Udon look like a great starting point after completing
LYSE book.  Would you recommend completing erlang in anger book as well
before diving into code or LYSE and just dive into it straight away?


On Jul 17, 2017 1:40 PM, "Mark Allen" <mrallen1 at> wrote:

OK, I see that the project doesn't seem to support OTP 18, 19 or 20. I'll
see if I can bump the deps and get it working using Heinz's fork tonight US
On Monday, July 17, 2017, 12:38:07 PM CDT, Mark Allen <mrallen1 at>

You might want to consider starting with udon, my "learn riak core"
application I wrote a couple years ago:

Happy to answer questions here, via twitter @bytemeorg, or github issues,
or in irc on #riak (might be slow - I don't look at riak-user constantly.)


On Monday, July 17, 2017, 11:16:01 AM CDT, David Bloom <iprog4u at>

Hello Riak list!  After watching many videos about Erlang and LFE in
particular I think I get it and now understand the many benefits of the
BEAM and thought that Riak would make an excellent tool to build
applications with.

While getting excited I learned of Basho's current limbo status but still
interested in learning Riak as it has already been adopted enough that it
seems that Riak (or it's future open-source name whatever) is here to stay.

How can I compile a working Riak?  Is it daft of me to learn Erlang/LFE to
get future work supporting existing Riak installations?  Though very new to
the Erlang ecosystem, I've managed to use Kerl to install different
versions of R16 and R17, even used it to install Basho's patched R16 but
nothing works.

Would it be better to try using the existing Riak containers on Docker
Hub?  Any thoughts or tips for a Lisper looking to work with and learn more
Erlang?  My resume available upon request.  Thanks in advance for your help.

-David Bloom
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