R13B01 and erlide

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Wed Jun 10 21:43:13 CEST 2009


Hi!

First, thank you OTP for the new release!

However there is a problem when running erlide after having it
installed... I suppose one could say that the cause is that I tried to
be too smart for my own good.

erlide looks in start.boot to retrieve the version string. The syntax
until now was RxY, with x numbers and Y one of 'A', 'B' or 'C'. But
this version is labeled R1301 which invalidates my assumptions --
causing erlide to refuse to start.

I will build a new version of erlide first thing tomorrow, I hope it's
soon enough.

Is the "01" part significant? My algorithm right now ignores it and
retrieves the micro version from the kernel application's version
(giving for the latest release the value R13B-2). This value is used
to find compatible runtimes if a project says it requires a certain
version (and users use the labels, not the erts version number).

Is the syntax of the version string going to change permanently,
possibly making the "01" significant if it isn't today?

best regards,
Vlad


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