[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP 19.0 has been released

Lloyd R. Prentice lloyd@REDACTED
Thu Jun 23 04:16:43 CEST 2016

Let me be one of many to express deep appreciation for the hard work of the Erlang dev team!

Mnesia_ext may definitely fit into my current work-in-progress. Can you point me to docs?

Thanks again,


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> On Jun 22, 2016, at 6:18 AM, Kenneth Lundin <kenneth@REDACTED> wrote:
> Erlang/OTP 19.0 has been released
> --------------------------------------------------
> Erlang/OTP 19.0 is a new major release with new features, quite a few (characteristics) improvements, as well as a few incompatibilities.
> Some highlights of the release are:
> compiler, stdlib: 
> New preprocessor macros ?FUNCTION_NAME, ?FUNCTION_ARITY
> New preprocessor directives -error(Term) and -warning(Term) to cause a compilation error or warning, respectively.
> gen_statem a new state machine behavior
> mnesia_ext: plugin of external storage solutions to mnesia
> crypto: uses EVP interface in OpenSSL resulting in generally better performance and support for HW acceleration
> ssh: performance improvements, uses the new gen_statem behavior
> ssl: enhanced error log messages
> dialyzer: the support for maps is very much extended both the type specification syntax and the type analysis. 
> erts: 
> erlang:open_port(spawn, ...) 3-5 times faster
> tracing, extensive improvements (scalability, speed, match specifications on send/receive, support for lttng, ...)
> dirty schedulers improved
> per process configurable handling of message_queue
> fast loading of multiple modules
> max_heap_size process flag
> erts/kernel:
> Experimental support for Unix Domain Sockets
> Example: gen_udp:open(0, [{ifaddr,{local,"/tmp/socket"}}])
> and much more ....
> You can find the Release Notes with more detailed info at
>   http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_19.0.readme
> You find the source code at github.com in the official Erlang repository.
> Git tag OTP-19.0
> https://github.com/erlang/otp/tree/OTP-19.0
> 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)
> http://www.erlang.org/doc
> We also want to thank all of you that have contributed with new features, bug-fixes, suggestions and bug reports.
> The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson
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