What's cooking in erlang/otp

Björn Gustavsson bgustavsson@REDACTED
Sat Nov 28 15:59:41 CET 2009

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Below you'll find a list of the proposed updates that
have currently been merged to the 'pu' branch in the
erlang/otp repository at github.

To avoid having patches falling to the floor, as have
unfortunately frequently happened in the past, we will now
either merge proposed updates that are not
obviously wrong or inappropriate to the 'pu' branch, or
we will tell you what the problem is. Typically, one of
those things should happen within a workday.

There some is information about patch submitting on the
wiki pages for erlang/otp at github
(http://wiki.github.com/erlang/otp) and we will continue
to update and improve that information.

Here is the list:

* ks/dialyzer-wx-fix (2009-11-28) 1 commit:
- dialyzer: make -wx always start the SMP emulator

Will soon be graduated to ccase/r13b04.

* sv/sys_get_status (2009-11-27) 1 commit:
- This change restores the ability for gen_server and gen_fsm callback
modules to format their own state for display under the
sys:get_status/0 call. This ability is extremely useful for new
behavior modules based on gen_server or gen_fsm, so that they can
display their status in a more meaningful way than just dumping the
state record. It is also generally useful for applications wanting to
display their gen_server or gen_fsm callback module state in something
other than the default manner.

Steve is working on documentation and test cases.

* bg/on_load-types (2009-11-27) 1 commit:
- Add type information for on_load

Confirmed by Kostis that it is OK, so it will soon be graduated to

* egil/readme-debug-emulator (2009-11-27) 2 commits:
- Fix grammar
- added runtime system debug build notes

Will soon be graduated to ccase/r13b04.

* bd/http_chunk_fix (2009-11-27) 1 commit:
- http_chunk data handling/passing improvement.

* ng/readme (2009-11-26) 2 commits:
- Adding back the copyright markers.
- Cleaning up some small formatting issues in the README.

Will soon be graduated to ccase/r13b04_dev.

* po/odbc-update-delete-no-rows (2009-11-26) 1 commit:
- SQL_NO_DATA and SQLSTATE 00000 indicate success for updates/deletes
that affect no rows

* egil/misc-egd (2009-11-26) 3 commits:
- re-added egd color specs and removed commented code
- added test cases for egd_primitives
- egd speed optimizations and code reduction

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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