[erlang-questions] [ANN] Erlang/OTP 17.0-rc1 has been released.

Sina Samavati <>
Sat Feb 1 00:21:10 CET 2014


Good work!
I'm curious to know why the version scheme is changed.

Thanks

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 1:21 AM, Kenneth Lundin <> wrote:
> Erlang/OTP 17.0-rc1 has been released.
>
> This is an alpha release, which will be followed by a planned beta release
> about a month later and a final
> OTP 17.0 product release in the end of March 26, 2014.
> Between the alpha and beta and final release there will be new updates of
> the master branch with corrections
> and minor new features. Occasionally there might be new tags which we in
> that
> case will communicate and ask you to test.
>
> Erlang/OTP 17.0 is a new major release with new features, quite a few
> (characteristics) improvements,
> as well as some incompatibilities. See the README file and the documentation
> for more details.
>
> We would like to ask you to download and test the alpha release and send us
> your feedback as soon as possible,
> so that we can make the necessary corrections before OTP 17.0-rc2 and OTP
> 17.0, respectively.
> The release contains many changes; thus, some unexpected incompatibilities
> or issues may have slipped through
> our tests. Please try to build and run your current products/applications
> and let us know about any problems.
>
> Note! The new datatype MAP is not properly documented yet but the EEP 43
> http://www.erlang.org/eeps/eep-0043.html
> will provide a good start. Also note that it is a limited implementation of
> maps implemented so far:
>
>     - no variable keys are allowed
>     - native code can not be generated for modules using maps
>
> Some other highlights of the release are:
>
>     - 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, semantic version scheme for OTP and its applications
>
> You can find the README file with more detailed info at
>
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.0-rc1.readme
>
> You can download the full source distribution from
>
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.0-rc1.tar.gz
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.0-rc1.readme (this file)
>
> 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-rc1*
>
>
> The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from
>
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_17.0-rc1.exe
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_17.0-rc1.exe
>
>
> On-line documentation can be found at http://www.erlang.org/doc/.
> You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual
> files
>
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_17.0-rc1.tar.gz
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_17.0-rc1.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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