Erlang/OTP R16B02 has been released!

OTP R16B02 Readme File

OTP R16B02 Source File (94856837)

OTP R16B02 Windows 32-bit Binary File (94856837)

OTP R16B02 Windows 64-bit Binary File (96057188)

OTP R16B02 HTML Documentation File (33241266)

OTP R16B02 Man Pages File (1318271)


  • New erl option +SP to set schedulers by percentages.

  • A new test scope has been added which is meant to be used for making sure that the Erlang VM and other platform specific libraries have been compiled correctly for your system.

  • Added application:ensure_all_started/1-2.

  • ~40 open source contributions

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).