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

Benoit Chesneau <>
Wed Apr 9 23:37:59 CEST 2014


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Kenneth Lundin <>wrote:

> 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
>
does the cross compilation of erlang on android allows it to be embedded in
an application? Is there any example on how to use it?

- benot
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