R15B is a major new release

R15B Readme File

R15B Source File (70.6 MB)

R15B Windows 32-bit Binary File (88.2 MB)

R15B HTML Documentation File (27.6 MB)

R15B Man Pages File (1.0 MB)


  • Line number and filename information are now included in exception backtraces. This information will be pretty-printed in the shell and used in crash reports etc. In practice it will be much easier to find where something failed.
  • The driver interface has been changed to enable 64-bit aware drivers. Most importantly the return types for ErlDrvEntry callbacks 'call' and 'control' has been changed which require drivers to be changed.
  • New in this release is the support for 64 bit Windows. The self extracting installer can be found here.
  • CommonTest hooks are now in a final supported version.
  • There is a new GUI tool in the observer application which integrates pman, etop, appmon and tv into one tool. The tool does also contain functions for activating tracing in an easy way.
  • The Erlang distribution can now be run over the new SSL implementation.

Additional Packages

Erlang/OTP is also distributed in pre built packages courtesy of Erlang Solutions.
There are pre built packages for platforms such as: Raspbian, Ubuntu, Fedora, OS X, and more!.
Erlang Solutions Downloads page


From OTP 18 and above, Erlang/OTP is distributed under Apache License 2.0. The previous versions are distributed under the Erlang Public License (EPL) that is a derivative work of the Mozilla Public License (MPL). It contains terms which differ from MPL, mainly in terms of jurisdiction. The license is constructed in accordance with the laws of Sweden.

To help you understand the legal text there is an EPL Translation. The legal text is the license, so if you have any doubts, refer to the legal text.

Available releases

PDF files are included in the Windows installer and in the HTML documentation tarballs, starting with the R13B03 release.

There is a file containing MD5 checksums for all files in the download directory, also reachable through rsync

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