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

Andreas Schumacher <>
Wed Feb 12 09:08:46 CET 2014


 From the versioning clarification mail that I sent on behalf of the OTP 
team to the list on February 7:

"The new version scheme is *not* semantic versioning; although, it has 
been inspired by it. We do not want to use semantic versioning (as 
defined by http://semver.org/) out of the box since it does not fit our 
needs."

Andreas Schumacher
Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:  [mailto:] On Behalf Of Anthony Ramine
> Sent: den 12 februari 2014 02:48
> To: Rickard Green
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Version numbering scheme change and the implication / Re: [ANN] Erlang/OTP 17.0-rc1 has been released.
>
> So OTP won't follow semantic versioning, right?
>
> Just seeking confirmation about semver.
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> 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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