[erlang-questions] minor releases in Erlang?

Wes James comptekki@REDACTED
Thu Dec 4 04:26:49 CET 2014

And the help was very much appreciated!  I installed kerl ran it as
suggested.  Went in to


and ran:

sudo make install

and I was on my way!



On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Loïc Hoguin <essen@REDACTED> wrote:

> I'd like to add my 2 cents.
> Many users are hit by this issue, and many users will be hit by this issue
> at least until 17.4 is released (and that's me hoping 17.4 will be an
> official release).
> A week ago I helped 2 users solve this issue on this very same mailing
> list (solution: using kerl git, or downgrade).
> Yesterday I helped a user by email that had this issue.
> Over just the past couple weeks I also had some tickets or answered IRC
> questions about this issue, both for my software, other third party
> software and software coming with OTP (httpc).
> It is my opinion that it was a terrible decision (if one was even
> considered) not to have made 17.3.2 be a full official release. This bug
> breaks several applications that come with OTP. All code that uses SSL as a
> client is broken. We can only hope that few users will decide to settle on
> 17.3, because otherwise we will have to "fix" this issue for a long time to
> come.
> It is a breaking bug the same way syntax_tools was broken before and a new
> release was issued. I am not sure why this didn't happen this time? There's
> probably more code that makes use of the client SSL code than
> syntax_tools...
> Hope this email does not sound too catastrophic...
> On 12/03/2014 11:14 PM, Benoit Chesneau wrote:
>> It has been probably answered before, but what is the reason to not make
>> official release for minor updates? Ie. when a version is tagged a
>> release could be made available to the community. Today that could be
>> done using any CI tool so I guess the reason is other.
>> I am asking because today an SSL issue was raised in hackney.  I am
>> generally using the latest tag, or recent version so I didn't noticed
>> that the code I was using wasn't working for all certificates on
>> previous version:
>> https://github.com/benoitc/hackney/issues/141
>> I am not sure right now how to solve such issue. Is there a way to test
>> the minor version available?  On the other hand sometimes as a temporary
>> workaround I could point someone to use the last release. But in this
>> case that not simple, since it imply a build and in some infrastructure
>> it would be impossible. How others do?
>> - benoit
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