What's cooking in erlang/otp (2010-04-01)

Björn Gustavsson <>
Thu Apr 1 09:13:27 CEST 2010

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* au/crypto (crypto) (2010-03-01) 2 commits
 + Add missing docs for crypto:md4/1 (b869aef)
 + Add des_ecb_encrypt/2 and des_ecb_decrypt/2 to crypto module (544ed56)

* bd/mnesia-activity-subscription (mnesia) (2010-02-12) 1 commit
 + Add mnesia activity subscription message (999f1b9)

* bg/compiler-inliner (compiler, otp) (2010-03-19) 8 commits
 + pmod_SUITE: Again test inlining parameterized modules (f958b8b)
 + compiler tests: Cope with missing args in function_clause for native code (7832064)
 + compiler tests: Compile a few more modules with 'inline' (f1e60ef)
 + Consistently rewrite an inlined function_clause exception to case_clause (0320836)
 + compiler tests: Test the 'inline' option better (e74235d)
 + compiler: Suppress bs_context_to_binary/1 for a literal operand (57cb16f)
 + compiler: Fix binary matching bug in the inliner (e2074da)
 + sys_core_inline: Don't generated multiple compiler_generated annos (a2c88ff)

* bg/compiler-remove-r11-support (compiler, erts, otp, test_server) (2010-03-16) 7 commits
 + compiler: Don't support the no_binaries option (d179c15)
 + erts: Don't support the put_string/3 instruction (bba6073)
 + compiler: Don't support the no_constant_pool option (2dc5a17)
 + compiler: Don't support the r11 option (eeff53b)
 + test_server: Don't support communication with R11 nodes (2090739)
 + binary_SUITE: Don't test bit-level binary roundtrips with R11 nodes (4767bed)
 + erts: Test compatibility of funs with R12 instead of R11 (e188505)

* dgud/wx-new-doxygen (wx) (2010-03-10) 4 commits
 + Added a non existing macro on windows. (3a4edf4)
 + Commit of the generated code with previous commit. (dec7bba)
 + Fixed code generation from newer doxygen versions. (556b7f0)
 + Whitespace fixes (e68047c)

* hawk/wx-add-app-file (wx) (2010-03-15) 1 commit
 + Add app and appup files to the wx application (5e454b3)

* mh/doc-inet-getopts (kernel) (2010-03-26) 1 commit
 + Doc fix: inet:getopts/2 returns {ok, OptionValues}, not just OptionValues (3d18193)

* mh/doc-loose-lose (erts, mnesia, stdlib) (2010-03-26) 1 commit
 + Fix spelling: "loose" is not a verb (4f0be70)

* se/decode_packet (erts) (2010-03-24) 1 commit
 + Fix erlang:decode_packet(httph_bin,..) to not return faulty header strings (80ce0ac)

[New topics]

* jb/inet6-dist (erts, kernel) (2010-03-23) 3 commits
 - Support IPv6 addresses in long host names (a1fb1dd)
 - Fix implementation of IPv6 TCP distribution protocol (3c1f843)
 - Fix compilation of epmd with IPv6 enabled (b39b8b7)

* rb/ssl-opts-fix (ssl) (2010-03-31) 1 commit
 - Fix mishandling of valid ssl options (f035cfd)

* rb/ssl-transport-accept-fix (ssl) (2010-03-28) 1 commit
 - Fix ssl:transport_accept/2 to return properly when socket is closed (6fbf32c)

* sv/sasl-fix-get_status (sasl) (2010-03-26) 1 commit
 - fix sys:get_status backward compatibility for sasl release_handler_1 (3cc2ceb)

* ta/asn1-verbose (asn1) (2010-03-28) 2 commits
 - Add test for verbose option to asn1_SUITE (b2696eb)
 - Teach asn1ct verbose option (c7454e6)

* ta/doc-fakefop (erts, otp) (2010-03-29) 1 commit
 - Support building minimal one-page PDF file without FOP (0962c3d)

* ta/nested-records (compiler, stdlib) (2010-03-25) 1 commit
 - Support nested record field access without parentheses (34053b5)


* bg/safer-local_to_univ (erts) (2010-02-11) 1 commit
 - erl_time_sup.c: test for error return from mktime() (0f62f0b)

We will not include this branch in R13B04 for two reasons:

  o We are not 100% sure that this change is harmless on all
    platforms in all timezones.
  o We have an idea how the underlying problem can be fixed in
    the calendar module (only) and I plan to try it out after the
    release. We will keep this branch in pu as a reminder.

Action expected from: Björn Gustavsson

* db/tv_nthtail_fix (tv) (2009-12-01) 1 commit
 - Fix for tv which restarts while trying to open a table (abe0759)

Since our long-term goal is to migrate from gs towards wx,
maintaining the old gs applications has a low priority for
the Erlang/OTP team. Therefore, we will accept patches that
seem sound, but we are unlikely to spend much of our own time
fixing bugs.

The author of this topic branch has found the real reason for
the problem, but uncovered additional issues.

Action expected from: The topic author - to decide whether to
include the topic branch (which is a workaround, but does eliminate
the crash) or to wait for a better fix from himself or someone else
with an interest to advance the topic.

* jp/dependencies_makefile (compiler, erts) (2010-02-14) 3 commits
 - squash! eliminate dialyzer warning (434e2ca)
 - squash! fix snprintf for Windows (bf2708d)
 - Add dependencies Makefile generation to erlc(1) and compile(3) (7cbc437)

Approved in principle by the OTP Technical Board; now awaits a closer
review of the implementation.

Action expected from: Björn Gustavsson (the reviewer)

* kr/gs-browser (gs) (2010-02-10) 1 commit
 - Change lib/gs/src/tool_utils.erl to select multiple browsers other than Netscape (802d159)

This topic branch introduces a new call to the deprecated regexp module.

Action expected from: Topic author or anyone else with an interest to
advance the topic


* am/kernel-stops (kernel) (2010-02-21) 1 commit
 - Change restart behavior of network apps from permanent to transient (397343b)

* am/net_kernel_catchall (kernel) (2010-02-20) 1 commit
 - Add catch all handle_call to net_kernel (77ee109)

* bg/compiler (compiler, stdlib) (2010-03-12) 5 commits
 - beam_peep: Remove optimization already done by beam_dead (f4e3b6e)
 - beam_dead: Combine is_eq_exact instructions into select_val instructions (c964f06)
 - Evaluate is_record/3 at compile-time using type information (e54f3a3)
 - Evaluate element/2 at compile-time using type information (01deb2c)
 - erl_expand_records: Replace is_record() with matching (e95dcd6)

* bg/temp-hipe-fixes (compiler, hipe, kernel) (2010-03-15) 6 commits
 - Avoid crash by skipping compilation_SUITE:on_load/1 (234e13e)
 - Inline less aggressively for native-code compilation (9fcb48b)
 - Crudely fix return type for the lists:key{search,find,member}/3 (ef71597)
 - seq_trace_SUITE: Don't native-compile (2a81b1a)
 - Disable native code if on_load is used (3befa76)
 - andor_SUITE: Don't native-compile (97aa2da)

This branch contains temporary workarounds to avoid failing test
cases and is never intended to graduate.

* dp/shell-line-editing (kernel, stdlib) (2010-03-05) 1 commit
 - Readline-style line edit history (91e912b)

* er/ei-decode_msg (erl_interface) (2010-03-11) 1 commit
 - Add function to decode distribution header (864091a)

* gl/jinterface-pom (jinterface, otp) (2010-02-15) 2 commits
 - Exclude jinterface build artifact from git (5acf5fa)
 - Add pom.xml for jinterface build (aa68190)

* jf/run_erl-disable-flow-control (erts) (2010-03-05) 1 commit
 - Teach run_erl RUN_ERL_DISABLE_FLOWCNTRL for disabling flow control (d0775cd)

* jl/windows-file-share-delete (erts) (2010-02-22) 1 commit
 - Windows: Open files with FILE_SHARE_DELETE to get closer to UNIX semantics (e5e5597)

* jn/ic-docs-without-java (ic) (2010-03-07) 1 commit
 - Permit building and installing documentation without Java (2016a08)

* ks/cleanups (debugger, docbuilder, gs, kernel, stdlib) (2010-03-21) 8 commits
 - stdlib: Add types and specs (6a60c05)
 - escript: Add more types to records (17655d0)
 - kernel: Clean up as suggested by tidier (23063a5)
 - debugger: Clean up as suggested by tidier (93e92a1)
 - docbuilder: Clean up as suggested by tidier (59d0c74)
 - gs: Clean up as suggested by tidier (02c9fa1)
 - stdlib: Use fun object instead of {M,F} tuple (12bc861)
 - ets: Cleanup as suggested by tidier (9a8bd8d)

Was formerly called ks/cleanups-after-r13b04.

* ks/export_type (compiler, dialyzer, hipe, kernel, stdlib, syntax_tools) (2010-03-22) 12 commits
 - Minor fix in a print message (358383d)
 - Add handling of unknown types (86431df)
 - Add declaration for exported types (3c33970)
 - Add types and specs; performed some cleanups also (b9246e3)
 - erl_scan: Add declarations for exported types (a5aecf9)
 - stdlib: Add declarations for exported types (c99bb08)
 - hipe: Add declarations for exported types (ccf4f09)
 - compiler: Add declarations for exported types (dbb1e73)
 - syntax_tools: Add declarations for exported types (bfbf202)
 - kernel: Add declaration for exported types (e56ebd6)
 - Support -export_type() in dialyzer and erl_types (704ae6f)
 - Add infrastructure for the -export_type() attribute (8a3faa7)

* mh/ssh_channel-init-no-catch (ssh) (2010-01-25) 1 commit
 - Remove pointless catch from ssh_channel:init/1. (bb7eaa5)

* ms/epmd-error-checking (erts) (2010-03-29) 2 commits
 - fixup! Exit if an error occurs with the listening socket (c103599)
 - Exit if an error occurs with the listening socket (a4882b4)

* ms/pcre-compile-workspace-overrun (erts, stdlib) (2010-03-19) 2 commits
 - re_SUITE: Add pcre_compile_workspace_overflow/1 (3efa1b8)
 - Fix check for compile workspace overflow (272e106)

* ra/include-public_key-in-ssh (ssh) (2010-01-20) 1 commit
 - Added public_key among ssh applications. (3a0c2c5)

* rb/ssl-fix-http-packet-decoding (ssl) (2010-03-16) 1 commit
 - Fix ssl to decode http packets in the same way as gen_tcp (dbe6f63)

* rd/erlang-eunit (tools) (2010-03-22) 1 commit
 - erlang-eunit.el: Require cl, as it is used (43ae537)

* sv/format_status_error_info (stdlib) (2010-02-28) 2 commits
 - Add support for the format_status callback to gen_event (fd9abcb)
 - Extend format_status for gen_server/gen_fsm termination error logging (3d06952)


* jv/update-rpccall-to-use-try (kernel) (2010-02-24) 1 commit
 . fix rpc handling of uncaught throws (3f21ed7)

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