[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP 18.0 has been released

Aleksander Nycz Aleksander.Nycz@REDACTED
Wed Jun 24 13:57:23 CEST 2015

Great job!

Are you going to release OTP 17.6?


W dniu 2015-06-24 o 13:50, Kenneth Lundin pisze:
> Erlang/OTP 18.0 has been released
> --------------------------------------------------
> Erlang/OTP 18.0 is a new major release with new features, quite a few 
> (characteristics) improvements, as well as some incompatibilities.
> A non functional but major change this release is the change of 
> license to APL 2.0 (Apache Public License).
> Some highlights of the release are:
>   * Starting from 18.0 Erlang/OTP is released under the APL 2.0
>     (Apache Public License)
>   * erts: The time functionality has been extended.
>     This includes a new API for time, as well as "time warp" modes
>     which alters the behavior when system time changes. You are
>     strongly encouraged to use the new API instead of the old API
>     based on erlang:now/0. erlang:now/0 has been deprecated since it
>     is a scalability bottleneck.
>     For more information see the Time and Time Correction chapter of
>     the ERTS User's Guide. Here is a link
>     http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/erts/time_correction.html
>   * erts: Beside the API changes and time warp modes a lot of
>     scalability and performance improvements regarding time management
>     has been made. Examples are:
>       o scheduler specific timer wheels,
>       o scheduler specific BIF timer management,
>       o parallel retrieval of monotonic time and system time on OS:es
>         that support it.
>   * erts: The previously introduced "eager check I/O" feature is now
>     enabled by default.
>   * erts/compiler: enhanced support for maps. Big maps new uses a HAMT
>     (Hash Array Mapped Trie) representation internally which makes
>     them more efficient. There is now also support for variables as
>     map keys.
>   * dialyzer: The -dialyzer() attribute can be used for suppressing
>     warnings
>     in a module by specifying functions or warning options.
>     It can also be used for requesting warnings in a module.
>   * ssl: Remove default support for SSL-3.0 and added padding check
>     for TLS-1.0 due to the Poodle vulnerability.
>   * ssl: Remove default support for RC4 cipher suites, as they are
>     consider too weak.
>   * stdlib: Allow maps for supervisor flags and child specs
>   * stdlib: New functions in ets:
>       o take/2. Works the same as ets:delete/2 but
>                   also returns the deleted object(s).
>       o ets:update_counter/4 with a default object as
>                   argument
> You can find the Release Notes with more detailed info at
> http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_18.0.readme<http://www.erlang.org/download/OTP-18.0-rc2.README>
> *IMPORTANT INFO when building your own code with this OTP release
> *
> Since erlang:now is deprecated your build might stop if you are using
> "warnings as errors".
> To let the build through you can turn of warnings for deprecated functions
> by setting an environment variable like this:
>   export ERL_COMPILER_OPTIONS=nowarn_deprecated_function
> You find the source code at github.com <http://github.com> in the 
> official Erlang repository.
> Git tag OTP-18.0
> https://github.com/erlang/otp/tree/OTP-18.0<https://github.com/erlang/otp/tree/OTP-18.0>
> 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 those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug 
> reports.
> The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson
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