[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP 18.3 has been released

Kenneth Lundin <>
Wed Mar 16 12:12:31 CET 2016


Erlang/OTP 18.3 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:


   - New statistics info about runnable and active processes & ports.
   Call erlang:statistics with: total_run_queue_lengths | run_queue_lengths
   | total_active_tasks | active_tasks.


   - Time warp improvements: dbg:p/2 and erlang:trace/3 with
   monotonic_timestamp |strict_monotonic_timestamp.


   - Introduced a validation callback for heart.


   - The module overload in sasl has been deprecated.


   - ~90 contributions since 18.2

You can find the Release Notes with more detailed info at

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_18.3.readme

You can download the full source distribution from
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_18.3.tar.gz

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
distribution.

You can also find the source code at github.com in the official Erlang
repository. Git tag OTP-18.3
https://github.com/erlang/otp/tree/OTP-18.3
The Windows binary distributions can be downloaded from

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_18.3.exe

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_18.3.exe

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

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_18.3.tar.gz
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_18.3.tar.gz


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 those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug
reports.

If you find bugs in Erlang/OTP report them via the public issue tracker at
http://bugs.erlang.org

The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson
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