[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP 18.2 has been released

Kenneth Lundin kenneth@REDACTED
Wed Dec 16 16:31:14 CET 2015

Erlang/OTP 18.2 is a service release on the 18 track with mostly bug fixes,
but is does contain a number of new features and characteristics
improvements as well.

Some highlights of the release are:

   - ssl: Add configurable upper limit for session cache.
   - erts: Add function enif_getenv to read OS environment variables in a
   portable way from NIFs.
   - kernel: Add {line_delim, byte()} option to inet:setopts/2 and
   - ssh: The 'ecdsa-sha2-nistp256', 'ecdsa-sha2-nistp384' and
   'ecdsa-sha2-nistp521' signature algorithms for ssh are implemented. See RFC
   - ssh: The ssh:daemon option dh_gex_groups is extended to read a user
   provided ssh moduli file with generator-modulus pairs. The file is in
   openssh format.
   - Thanks to 41 different contributors!

You can find the Release Notes with more detailed info at


You can download the full source distribution from

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

You can also find the source code at github.com in the official Erlang
repository. Git tag OTP-18.2
The Windows binary distributions can be downloaded from



You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual


You can also read the documentation on-line here:
(see the Release Notes mentioned above for release notes which
are not updated in the doc, but the new functionality is)


We also want to thank those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug

The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson
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