R8B PRE-RELEASES

Kent Boortz <>
Fri Sep 14 17:46:48 CEST 2001


************************ R8B PRE-RELEASES ************************

There are new prereleases. You find the OpenSource version and Windows
binary version at

  http://www.erlang.org/download/prereleases/

and the commercial releases in

  http://www.erlang.se/lic_area/protected/releases/otp_sunos5_P8A-20010913-SNAPSHOT.tar.gz
  http://www.erlang.se/lic_area/protected/releases/otp_solaris8_P8A-20010913-SNAPSHOT.tar.gz

Some general notes and notes about changes since the last prereleases:

  - Most of Per Bergqvist's patch to remove warnings has been applied.

  - Use of the atom `try' will generate compiler warnings in
    preparation for add the try/catch construct in R9.

  - The problem reaching the Unix man pages for 'sofs' and 'xref' with
    "erl -man <module-name>" has been fixed.

  - You can find a comparison of the speed for some constructs 
    between R7 and R8 (lower numbers are better) in

      http://www.ericsson.com/cslab/~bjorn/benchmarks2/

  - There is some new documentation, one short "Some hints that may
    get you started faster" at the first page for those new to
    Erlang/OTP and one "Efficiency Guide" in the system documentation
    section

      http://www.erlang.org/doc/p8a/doc/


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