[erlang-questions] Time for OTP to be Renamed?

Loïc Hoguin <>
Thu Feb 13 22:54:40 CET 2014

They are very hard to get right. Upgrading a live system is really 
difficult, even with OTP. There are many ways things can go wrong, from 
the new code breaking things to your state being partially lost (worse 
than losing all of it!) while upgrading it.

It requires a lot of testing to get right, and as such is eating up a 
lot of time. A 2 minutes change can easily take you 2 hours to test and 
make sure the upgrade will actually work as intended.

On 02/13/2014 10:51 PM, Ivan Uemlianin wrote:
> Dear Loïc
> Please pardon my hopping over from another thread.
>> On 13 Feb 2014, at 20:54, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
> ...
>> ... few people use release upgrades for example...
> What are the good reasons for not using release upgrades?  I am full of n00bish enthusiasm for them.
> Thanks
> Ivan
> --
> festina lente

Loïc Hoguin

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