[erlang-questions] Version numbering scheme change and the implication / Re: [ANN] Erlang/OTP 17.0-rc1 has been released.

Michael Truog <>
Sat Feb 1 07:06:16 CET 2014


There is an autoconf macro here, that could help people using autoconf:
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On 01/31/2014 09:30 PM, Kenji Rikitake wrote:
> I believe quite a few pieces of software depends on the (now old) version
> number scheme of Erlang/OTP - R[Major-Version][AB][Minor-Version].  This has
> been changed and may break some. (See OTP-11615 on 17.0-rc1 readme)
>
> FYI kerl depended on the old version number scheme, so I've written a fix:
> https://github.com/spawngrid/kerl/pull/61
> (already merged: thx Yurii Rashkovskii!)
>
> Checking the version number parsing functions especially on Erlang/OTP
> release/build engineering tools will be needed.
>
> FYI
> Kenji Rikitake
> And as always, many thanks to Kenneth and the OTP Release Team!
>
> ++> Kenneth Lundin <> [2014-01-31 22:51:45 +0100]:
>> Erlang/OTP 17.0-rc1 has been released.
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