[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP R15B03 has been released

Kenneth Lundin <>
Wed Dec 5 17:30:33 CET 2012


After the release of R15B03 a very unfortunate bug in ssl:ssl_accept/2
(accept with timeout) was detected. This bug will have negative impact
on a number of popular http servers and server frameworks written in
Erlang.

We have because of this decided to release a corrected R15B03 release
which will be
visible under the tag OTP_R15B03-1 in the source repository at Github.

We will also produce new source tar files and new pre-built
executables for Windows.
In addition to this we will ask Erlang Solutions to produce new
packages for Mac OS X
and a number of Linux distributions.

When we make a new release we will also take the opportunity to make a
small change regarding the generation of crashdumps which makes it
100% compatible for users not using heart. More about that in the
release notes.

We expect to have this ready later this week and will of course
announce it on this list.

/Kenneth , Erlang/OTP Ericsson

On 11/28/12, Kenneth Lundin <> wrote:
> Erlang/OTP R15B03 has been released. This is the third service release for
> R15B
>
> This release mainly contains a number of bug fixes as well as smaller user
> contributions (but as
> usual there are some new functionality as well).
>
> One thing worth to mention is a bugfix regarding the use of  the "-heart"
> in combination with the Erlang crash dump function.
> To solve the problem that heart quite often will kill the Erlang VM before
> the crashdump is completed we have been forced to
> introduce a small potential incompatibility. The incompatibility is that
> the environment
> variable ERL_CRASH_DUMP_SECONDS must be set in order to get any Erlang
> crash dump at all.
> See the readme file and the documentation for more details.
>
> You can find the README file with more detailed info at
> http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R15B03.readme
>
> You can download the full source distribution from
>
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R15B03.tar.gz
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R15B02.readme (this file)
>
> 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.
>
> You can also find this release at the official Erlang/OTP Git-repository at
> Github here:
> https://github.com/erlang/otp/tree/OTP_R15B03 (i.e. on the maint branch
> tag= OTP_R15B02)
>
> The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from
>
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_R15B03.exe
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_R15B03.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_R15B03.tar.gz
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_R15B03.tar.gz
>
> We also want to thank those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug
> reports,
>
> The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson
>



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