[erlang-patches] What's cooking in erlang/otp

Brentley Jones <>
Sat Nov 28 16:54:56 CET 2009


I'm really liking the changes in the public-ness of Erlang as of R13B03; github, proposed updates (pu branch), and now this. All I have to say is keep it up!

On a related note though, what invoked this change?

- Brentley Jones

On Nov 28, 2009, at 8:59 AM, Björn Gustavsson wrote:

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> Below you'll find a list of the proposed updates that
> have currently been merged to the 'pu' branch in the
> erlang/otp repository at github.
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> To avoid having patches falling to the floor, as have
> unfortunately frequently happened in the past, we will now
> either merge proposed updates that are not
> obviously wrong or inappropriate to the 'pu' branch, or
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> There some is information about patch submitting on the
> wiki pages for erlang/otp at github
> (http://wiki.github.com/erlang/otp) and we will continue
> to update and improve that information.
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> Here is the list:
> 
> * ks/dialyzer-wx-fix (2009-11-28) 1 commit:
> - dialyzer: make -wx always start the SMP emulator
> 
> Will soon be graduated to ccase/r13b04.
> 
> * sv/sys_get_status (2009-11-27) 1 commit:
> - This change restores the ability for gen_server and gen_fsm callback
> modules to format their own state for display under the
> sys:get_status/0 call. This ability is extremely useful for new
> behavior modules based on gen_server or gen_fsm, so that they can
> display their status in a more meaningful way than just dumping the
> state record. It is also generally useful for applications wanting to
> display their gen_server or gen_fsm callback module state in something
> other than the default manner.
> 
> Steve is working on documentation and test cases.
> 
> * bg/on_load-types (2009-11-27) 1 commit:
> - Add type information for on_load
> 
> Confirmed by Kostis that it is OK, so it will soon be graduated to
> ccase/r13b04_dev.
> 
> * egil/readme-debug-emulator (2009-11-27) 2 commits:
> - Fix grammar
> - added runtime system debug build notes
> 
> Will soon be graduated to ccase/r13b04.
> 
> * bd/http_chunk_fix (2009-11-27) 1 commit:
> - http_chunk data handling/passing improvement.
> 
> * ng/readme (2009-11-26) 2 commits:
> - Adding back the copyright markers.
> - Cleaning up some small formatting issues in the README.
> 
> Will soon be graduated to ccase/r13b04_dev.
> 
> * po/odbc-update-delete-no-rows (2009-11-26) 1 commit:
> - SQL_NO_DATA and SQLSTATE 00000 indicate success for updates/deletes
> that affect no rows
> 
> * egil/misc-egd (2009-11-26) 3 commits:
> - re-added egd color specs and removed commented code
> - added test cases for egd_primitives
> - egd speed optimizations and code reduction
> 
> -- 
> Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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