[erlang-questions] [ANN] Erlang/OTP 17.0 has been released

Kenneth Lundin <>
Wed Apr 9 17:24:54 CEST 2014


Erlang/OTP 17.0 has been released.

Erlang/OTP 17.0 is a new major release with new features, characteristics
improvements, as well as some minor incompatibilities.

Some highlights of the release are:

   - Erlang/OTP has been ported to the realtime operating system OSE.
   - Maps, a new dictionary data type (experimental)
   - A more natural mapping from ASN.1 OCTET STRING and BIT STRING to
   Erlang types, and other ASN.1 improvements and optimizations
   - The {active, N} socket option for TCP, UDP, and SCTP
   - A new (optional) scheduler utilization balancing mechanism
   - Migration of memory carriers has been enabled by default on all ERTS
   internal memory allocators
   - Increased garbage collection tenure rate
   - Experimental "dirty schedulers" functionality
   - Funs can now be given names
   - Miscellaneous unicode support enhancements
   - A new version scheme for OTP its applications has been introduced

 You can find the README file with more detailed info at
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.0.readme

You can download the full source distribution from
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.0.tar.gz

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-17.0"

The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_17.0.exe

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_17.0.exe

You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual
files

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_17.0.tar.gz
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_17.0.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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