[erlang-questions] R13B01 and erlide

Bjorn Gustavsson bgustavsson@REDACTED
Wed Jun 10 22:41:54 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:43 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu<vladdu55@REDACTED> wrote:

> Is the "01" part significant? My algorithm right now ignores it and
> retrieves the micro version from the kernel application's version
> (giving for the latest release the value R13B-2). This value is used
> to find compatible runtimes if a project says it requires a certain
> version (and users use the labels, not the erts version number).

"01" is significant. The next releases will be called R13B02, R13B03,
and so on, until we reach R13B99 or R14A is released (whichever
comes first). You don't need tricks like looking at kernel's or erts's
version number any longer.

> Is the syntax of the version string going to change permanently,
> possibly making the "01" significant if it isn't today?

Yes. All further releases will be named like this.


Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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