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

Anthony Ramine <>
Wed Feb 12 02:48:13 CET 2014

So OTP won’t follow semantic versioning, right?

Just seeking confirmation about semver.


Anthony Ramine

Le 12 févr. 2014 à 00:43, Rickard Green <> a écrit :

> As of OTP 17 we drop this patch level number sequence and start using
> one set of patch level numbers per release. The patch level is not
> expressed as an integer as it used to be, but instead as a version
> number <X>.<Y>.<Z>[.<N> ...], for example, 17.0.1. This way the patch
> level gives you a bit more information. You can for example see
> directly which OTP release it applies to. This patch level version
> number also replace the -<X> tar-ball naming scheme.

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