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

Håkan Mattsson <>
Fri Feb 7 13:37:43 CET 2014

On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Andreas Schumacher <> wrote:

> A new MAJOR release is denoted with <X>.0, where <X> is incremented by one
> at the delivery of a new major release, which may contain potential
> incompatibilities.

> The OTP major release and the complete OTP version can be retrieved from
> erlang code using the following:
>    1> erlang:system_info(otp_release).
>    "17"

Should be "17.0"?


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