Erlang/OTP R11B has been released
Wed May 17 18:21:14 CEST 2006
There was another patch to run_erl that fixed an issue with using
run_erl in combination with "-heart" option of erl. The patch also
included Ernie's changes:
Ernie Makris wrote:
> Hi Erlangers,
> This is great news!
> However, the linux 2.6 (FC3,4...) run_erl patch is still not there.
> -0> ./run_erl tmp/ tmp "~/dev/erlang/otp_src_R11B-0/bin/erl"
> run_erl  Wed May 17 11:22:16 2006
> Could not open pty master
> openpty must be used. Is there any way to get this in. I don't mind
> patching my local copy each time,
> but some other people are having the same issues. My test system is a
> FC4 SMP system.
> Another welcome addition would be to allow the file_driver to open a
> device like /dev/urandom.
> I also patch my local build to allow this as well. I welcome feedback on
> this. I know the file_driver is built so that
> it should not block under normal circumstances and thats why device
> opens are not allowed. There is a special
> case in there for /dev/null, and I always add my own(in unix_efile.c)
> for /dev/urandom.
> Should there be a patchset system created for erlang if these types are
> changes are not wanted by the erlang powers that be.To make it
> convenient for people to share and test patches.
> Bjorn Gustavsson wrote:
>>Erlang/OTP R11B has been released as planned on May 17, 2006.
>>You can download the full source distribution from
>>For installation instructions please read the README that is part of
>>the distribution or found here:
>>The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from
>>You can also download the complete HTML documentation or
>>the Unix manual files:
>>We also want to thank all that have sent us patches, suggestions and bug
>>The OTP Team
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