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

Fred Hebert <>
Wed Nov 28 16:50:55 CET 2012

Thanks for the work on this release!

I'm hijacking the thread a bit to let people know I've just updated
erlang-history, my 'patch' to add persistent shell history support to
Erlang, to support R15B03.

The source is available at https://github.com/ferd/erlang-history

Thanks again,

On 11/28, 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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