1 Event Tracer (ET) Release Notes
This document describes the changes made to the Event Tracer (ET) system from version to version. The intention of this document is to list all incompatibilities as well as all enhancements and bugfixes for every release of Event Tracer (ET). Each release of Event Tracer (ET) thus constitutes one section in this document. The title of each section is the version number of Event Tracer (ET).
Calls to erlang:get_stacktrace() are removed.
Own Id: OTP-14861
Tools are updated to show Unicode atoms correctly.
Own Id: OTP-14464
Update selector to utilize new garbage collection trace tags.
Own Id: OTP-13545
The et application must continue to use erlang:now/0 in order to obtain timestamps that are consistent with timestamps obtained from tracing. The application has been updated to suppress the warning for erlang:now/0.
Own Id: OTP-12780
Application upgrade (appup) files are corrected for the following applications:
asn1, common_test, compiler, crypto, debugger, dialyzer, edoc, eldap, erl_docgen, et, eunit, gs, hipe, inets, observer, odbc, os_mon, otp_mibs, parsetools, percept, public_key, reltool, runtime_tools, ssh, syntax_tools, test_server, tools, typer, webtool, wx, xmerl
A new test utility for testing appup files is added to test_server. This is now used by most applications in OTP.
(Thanks to Tobias Schlager)
Own Id: OTP-11744
Removed gs based applications and gs based backends. The observer application replaces the removed applications.
*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***
Own Id: OTP-10915
The encoding of the notes.xml file has been changed from latin1 to utf-8 to avoid future merge problems.
Own Id: OTP-11310
Use erlang:demonitor(Ref, [flush]) where applicable. Thanks to Loïc Hoguin.
Own Id: OTP-11039
Rename and document lists:zf/2 as lists:filtermap/2. Thanks to Anthony Ramine.
Own Id: OTP-11078
Where necessary a comment stating encoding has been added to Erlang files. The comment is meant to be removed in Erlang/OTP R17B when UTF-8 becomes the default encoding.
Own Id: OTP-10630
Fix typo in ET doc (Thanks to Ricardo Catalinas Jiménez)
Own Id: OTP-10119
The GS applications is now deprecated and will be removed in the R16 release. The following GS-based applications have been superseded by the Observer application and will removed in R16: Appmon, Pman, Tv.
*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY ***
Own Id: OTP-9907
Dialyzer warnings have been fixed.
Own Id: OTP-9470
The popup window 'contents viewer' did not display properly on Windows.
Own Id: OTP-9238
Fix error when module et was used in et_selector trace patterns.
Own Id: OTP-8904
Fixed broken links in the documentation.
Own Id: OTP-8796
Fixed gui crash on windows.
Own Id: OTP-8830
Thanks to Olle Mattsson the GUI parts are rewritten to use wxWidgets. For the time being it is still possible to use the old GS based version of the tool, but it is deprecated. The wxWidgets based version is started by default.
A print function has been added, in order to enable printing of sequence charts.
A new tutorial has been added to the documentation. It is based on Jayson Vantuyl's article http://souja.net/2009/04/making-sense-of-erlangs-event-tracer.html.
The functions et:trace_me/4 and et:trace_me/5 has been introduced in order to replace the deprecated functions et:report_event/4 and et:report_event/5. Hopefully the new names makes it a little more obvious what the intended usage of the functions are.
The max_events configuration parameter to et_viewer is not used any more. Now the event cache in the Viewer only contains those events that actually are displayed in the GUI.
Own Id: OTP-8058
The documentation is now built with open source tools (xsltproc and fop) that exists on most platforms. One visible change is that the HTML frames are removed.
Own Id: OTP-8201
The start module in the app file has been corrected.
Own Id: OTP-8078
Own Id: OTP-7830
Own Id: OTP-6985
Document source changed from SGML to XML.
Own Id: OTP-6774
Minor Makefile changes.
Own Id: OTP-6689
This is the first release of the Event Tracer (ET) as a stand-alone application separated from the Megaco application.