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

Björn-Egil Dahlberg <>
Sun Feb 2 01:29:48 CET 2014


Not really an oversight ..

Not everything is included in the release candidate =) .. perhaps for rc2.

The idea is to have it in place for 17.0.0  production release.


2014-02-02 Serge Aleynikov <>:

> It doesn't look like the new map type is supported in erl_interface (and
> likely jinterface):
>
> 1> M = #{ a => 10, b => 20 }.
> #{a => 10,b => 20}
> 2> term_to_binary(M).
> <<131,116,0,0,0,2,100,0,1,97,100,0,1,98,97,10,97,20>>
> 3> io:format("~c\n", [116]).
> t
> ok
>
> $ grep 't' lib/erl_interface/include/*
>
> Is this an oversight?
>
> Serge
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:51 PM, 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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