Erlang/OTP 18.2 has been released

OTP 18.2.1 Readme File

OTP 18.2.1 Source File (100009971)

OTP 18.2.1 Windows 32-bit Binary File (100009971)

OTP 18.2.1 Windows 64-bit Binary File (101028381)

OTP 18.2.1 HTML Documentation File (34204320)

OTP 18.2.1 Man Pages File (1390940)

This patch package includes new windows binaries

Due to a bug in the handling of paths on windows none of the following would work with paths containing a space:

  • ct_run
  • dialyzer
  • erlc
  • escript
  • typer

This also contains a fix for HiPE enabled emulator for FreeBSD.

Compiling Erlang from source

You can build Erlang from source on your own, following the building and installation instructions. Or use the Kerl script. Kerl is a script that lets you easily build Erlang with a few commands. Follow the instructions to build.

Finding a source version

Follow this link that presents all released source versions, a link to the GitHub source tag, and to the README.

Pre-built Binary Packages

Most OS package managers provide pre-built binary packages. You can also download the latest stable releases from Erlang Solutions. Erlang Solutions provides pre-built binary packages for OS X, Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, Raspbian and other operating systems. 

  • For Homebrew on OS X: brew install erlang
  • For MacPorts on OS X: port install erlang
  • For Ubuntu and Debianapt-get install erlang
  • For Fedorayum install erlang
  • For FreeBSDpkg install erlang


Since OTP 18.0, Erlang/OTP is released under Apache License 2.0. The older releases prior to 18.0 were released under Erlang Public License (EPL), a derivative work of the Mozilla Public License (MPL).