View Source ExMonorepo

Add minimal support for storing apps as a unstructured monorepo.


$ git clone git://
$ cd exmonorepo && mix && mix archive.install exmonorepo*.ez

To use it make a file monorepo.exs with the contents repo = "./" and set use ExMonorepo in mix.exs.

defmodule ExpkgTest.MixProject do
  use Mix.Project

  # Use monorepo implementation
  use ExMonorepo

  def project do
      app: :expkg,
      version: "0.1.0",
      elixir: "~> 1.13",
      start_permanent: Mix.env() == :prod,
      deps: deps(),

  def application do
    [extra_applications: [:logger]]

  defp deps do
    [{:dependency, "~> 0.1"}, {:root, "~> 0.1"}]

Known Limitations

  • Only supports mix dependencies - not rebar/make/...
  • Umbrella apps are not tested - may behave weird
  • Consider this as alpha software, paper cuts and chopped limbs will occur.
  • Keeping __DIR__ as monorepo will have weird side effects.
  • This is a gready SCM, it will disable fetching from hex (and possibly others) in case it find the dependency. It's important to keep deps/ folder out of search path.