[erlang-questions] OTP R16B01 has been released

Fred Hebert <>
Thu Jun 20 17:00:01 CEST 2013


I've started working on one already. If all goes well with the tests, I
should have a mail in erlang-patches later today

On 06/20, Tom Burdick wrote:
> I like the idea given above of having an intelligent start function. It
> obviously already knows which applications need to be started, why bother
> telling me instead of just starting them?
> 
> If the current behaviour is required application:start_all(myapp) would be
> cool. It'd save me some hassles.
> 
> Tom
> 
> 
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Kenneth Lundin <>wrote:
> 
> > The requirement of asn.1 from public_key was introduced already in R16B
> > but without that beeing reflected in the app file.
> > We had several reports from people having trouble with for example SSL in
> > R16B because asn.1 was missing in their system and the error indication was
> > not obvious.
> >
> > Now it is unfortunate that application start complains about asn.1 not
> > beeing started when asn1 not needs to be started since it is only a library
> > , it does not start any processes. The same goes for public_key it does not
> > start any processes and there is no need to start it.
> > The distinction between library applications and "living" applications
> > should be addressed in the application module.
> >
> > /Kenneth , Erlang/OTP Ericsson
> > Den 20 jun 2013 02:37 skrev "Tom Burdick" <>:
> >
> > I noticed today after updating that public_key now requires asn1, what
> >> gives?
> >>
> >> Eshell V5.10.2  (abort with ^G)
> >> 1> application:start(public_key).
> >> {error,{not_started,asn1}}
> >>
> >> Tom
> >>
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 8:26 AM, Kenneth Lundin <
> >> > wrote:
> >>
> >>> Erlang/OTP R16B01 has been released.
> >>>
> >>> OTP R16B01 is a service release with mostly a number of small
> >>> corrections and user contributions. But there are some new functions worth
> >>> mentioning as well, here are some of them:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>    - Migration of memory carriers between allocator instances, when
> >>>    enabled it will result in reduced memory footprint when the memory load is
> >>>    unevenly distributed between scheduler specific allocator instances.
> >>>    - Interruptible term_to_binary, (thanks to Erik Stenman)
> >>>    - Added the +sfwi <interval> Scheduler Forced Wakeup Interval
> >>>    - All crypto functions except the block chipers will now chunk large
> >>>    input into several calls to avoid blocking the scheduler for too long.
> >>>    - Elliptic curve support in crypto, ssl and ssh(thanks to Andreas
> >>>    Schultz)
> >>>    - Lift static limitation (FD_SETSIZE) for file descriptors on Mac OS
> >>>    X. (thanks to Anthony Ramine)
> >>>    - Removed a lock around GC statistics counter
> >>>    - Many small improvements and in Diameter
> >>>    - 60 user contributions
> >>>
> >>>     You can find the README file with more detailed info at
> >>> http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R16B01.readme
> >>>
> >>> You can download the full source distribution from
> >>> http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R16B01.tar.gz
> >>> http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R16B01.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 tagged *OTP_R16B01*
> >>>
> >>> The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from
> >>>
> >>> http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_R16B01.exe
> >>> http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_R16B01.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_R16B01.tar.gz
> >>> http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_R16B01.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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> >>>
> >>>
> >>

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