[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

You can download the full source distribution from

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

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



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


We also want to thank those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug

The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson
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