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

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Sat Feb 1 11:17:08 CET 2014


Hi!

Erlide is another tools that needs to understand the version numbers, so
I'd like to ask if there is a spec for the new scheme. Is it 100% semantic
versioning?

regards,
Vlad


On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 7:06 AM, Michael Truog <> wrote:

> There is an autoconf macro here, that could help people using autoconf:
> https://github.com/CloudI/CloudI/blob/develop/src/m4/ax_
> erlang_otp_version.m4
>
>
> 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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