[erlang-questions] : Erlang/OTP R12B-0 has been released

Andreas Hillqvist <>
Thu Dec 6 10:26:59 CET 2007


Thank you for you answer.

I believe you are right, today Erlang is still not widespread as other
larger Open Source projects.
I see Bittorent as a way for me to contribute with my bandwidth. A way
for me to thank you for a excellent product.

I have seen it as an alternative download method, i.e. mythbuntu
(http://www.mythbuntu.org/downloads)
    i386 Builds
        MD5sum
        Direct Download
        torrent
Where torrents is offered as an alternative to direct downloads.

My e-mail to the mailing list was also to inquirer if there is a real
and genuine interest in offering Erlang/OTP as a torrent.
Except your reply, I have not received any comment.
So i guess, not comments implies no interest in offering Erlang/OTP as
a torrent.

I will continue to contribute by answer questions on this list to my
best ability. ;-)


Regards,
Andreas Hillqvist

2007/12/6, Raimo Niskanen <>:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 12:45:05PM +0100, Andreas Hillqvist wrote:
> > Why not provide torrents for Erlang/OTP releases.
> > Wouldn't that speed up downloads, decrease load and increase availability?
> >
>
> We have never heard (or have forgotten) there was any particular problem
> with download speed and availability, so we did not make the effort.
> Also, to improve on download speed there has to be many seeders,
> and since Erlang/OTP is still rather unwidespread, perhaps it
> would not give that much. We have about 500..2000 downloads
> per month per Windows and Source release (latest).
> I do not know if that qualifies for torrent downloads.
>
> We would also want our own tracker - does that decrease availability?
> And convince our security department we need to run a torrent source
> (and that we swear to not provide anything inappropriate).
>
> But if there is a real and genuine interest we probably can do it.
>
>
>
> >
> > Regards,
> > Andreas Hillqvist
> >
> > 05 Dec 2007 09:33:02 +0100, Bjorn Gustavsson <>:
> > > Major relese    : otp_src_R12B-0
> > > Build date      : 2007-12-04
> > >
> > > R12B-0 is a major new release of Erlang/OTP.
> > > You can download the full source distribution from
> > >
> > >   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R12B-0.tar.gz
> > >   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R12B-0.readme
> > >
> > > Note: To unpack the TAR archive you need a GNU TAR compatible program.
> > >
> > > For installation instructions please read the README that is part of
> > > the distribution.
> > >
> > > The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from
> > >
> > >   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_R12B-0.exe
> > >
> > >
> > > On-line documentation can be found at http://www.erlang.org/doc/.
> > > You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual files
> > >
> > >   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_R12B-0.tar.gz
> > >   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_R12B-0.tar.gz
> > >
> > > We also want to thank those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug
> > > reports,
> > >
> > > The OTP Team
> > >
> > > --
> > > Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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