[erlang-questions] what does the "B" in R12B means?

Raymond Xiong Raymond.Xiong@REDACTED
Sun Mar 2 09:19:00 CET 2008

On 03/02/08, Matthias Lang wrote:
> R means release.
> 11 or 12 is the major release number
> A B C is the minor 'number'
> Sometimes the 'patchlevel' is added as a suffix, i.e. -0 then -1 then -2.
> By tradition, the A release is so dangerous that only a select few
> developers with full safety gear are allowed to test it in a special
> closed facility south of Stockholm. The B release is the first one
> everyone gets to see. Sometimes, the B release is followed by a C
> release, for instance R9C was around for quite some time (you can
> still find it on the downloads page).

Thanks, it is clear now. The first time I saw the name, I
thought "B" was "Beta". :) 


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