NEWS

Erlang/OTP 18.3 has been released
Written by Henrik, 16 Mar 2016

Some highlights of the release are:

  • New statistics info about runnable and active processes & ports. 
    Call erlang:statistics with total_run_queue_lengths | run_queue_lengths | total_active_tasks | active_tasks.
  • Time warp improvements: dbg:p/2 and erlang:trace/3 with monotonic_timestamp | strict_monotonic_timestamp.
  • Introduced a validation callback for heart.
  • The module overload in sasl has been deprecated.
  • ~90 contributions since 18.2

 

You can find the Release Notes with more detailed info at

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_18.3.readme

You can download the full source distribution from http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_18.3.tar.gz

Note: To unpack the TAR archive you need a GNU TAR compatible program. For installation instructions please read the README that is part of the distribution.

You can also find the source code at github.com in the official Erlang repository. Git tag OTP-18.3
https://github.com/erlang/otp/tree/OTP-18.3

The Windows binary distributions can be downloaded from

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_18.3.exe

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_18.3.exe

 

 

You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual files

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_18.3.tar.gz 
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_18.3.tar.gz


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

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.

Erlang/OTP 18.2 has been released
Written by Henrik, 16 Dec 2015

Erlang/OTP 18.2 is a service release on the 18 track with mostly bug fixes, but is does contain a number of new features and characteristics improvements as well. 

Some highlights of the release are:

  • ssl: Add configurable upper limit for session cache.
  • erts: Add function enif_getenv to read OS environment variables in a portable way from NIFs.
  • kernel: Add {line_delim, byte()} option to inet:setopts/2 and decode_packet/3
  • ssh: The 'ecdsa-sha2-nistp256', 'ecdsa-sha2-nistp384' and 'ecdsa-sha2-nistp521' signature algorithms for ssh are implemented. See RFC 5656.
  • ssh: The ssh:daemon option dh_gex_groups is extended to read a user provided ssh moduli file with generator-modulus pairs. The file is in openssh format.
  • Thanks to 41 different contributors!

You can find the Release Notes with more detailed info at

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_18.2.readme

You can download the full source distribution from http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_18.2.tar.gz

Note: To unpack the TAR archive you need a GNU TAR compatible program. For installation instructions please read the README that is part of the distribution.

You can also find the source code at github.com in the official Erlang repository. Git tag OTP-18.2
https://github.com/erlang/otp/tree/OTP-18.2

The Windows binary distributions can be downloaded from

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_18.2.exe

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_18.2.exe

 

 

You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual files

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_18.2.tar.gz 
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_18.2.tar.gz


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

December 8th 2015 marks the seventeenth year since Erlang/OTP was released as open source. 

 

What is Erlang/OTP and why was Erlang Open Sourced?

The Erlang programming language was created and implemented in the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory, headed by Bjarne Däcker. Later, a separate organisation was created within Ericsson - the OTP unit. Its aim was to commercialise and stabilise the implementation of Erlang, its libraries, tools and documentation. This unit still continues today, headed by Kenneth Lundin.

Prior to being released as Open Source, Erlang and OTP was used to develop several commercial telecommunication products by Ericsson. Erlang/OTP was released as open source to encourage innovation and to spread the use of Erlang. The Open Source release was thus well tested and stable.

 

What has happened during the 17 years?

"Looking back, it was a beneficial decision for both Ericsson and the Open Source community,” says Kenneth Lundin, head of Erlang/OTP, who is one of the original staff members.

The characteristics of Erlang and OTP - fault tolerance, massive concurrency, scalable distribution and ease of software development - have found applications in many other innovative areas. In the mid 2000s, the introduction of support for multicore (Symmetric multiprocessing, SMP) gave Erlang/OTP a major boost in popularity. 

We are now seeing products developed in applications as diverse as banking, network supervision, gaming, cloud services, databases, messaging and Internet of Things to name but a few.

 

Where is Erlang going?

Erlang and OTP nowadays witness an increasing popularity across industries, used by companies such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Bet365 and Machine Zone. "It is exciting to see that what started as a small project an a software research laboratory has grown into the basis of commercial successes around the world,” says Mike Williams, one of the co-inventors.

In 2015, Erlang/OTP 18.0 was released under a less restrictive and OSI-approved Apache License 2.0. Behind the license change was the Industrial Erlang User Group, a group of enterprise users of Erlang/OTP collaborating with Ericsson in securing the future health, well being and commercial success of the Erlang outside of Ericsson.

 

Bruce Yinhe

community-manager@erlang.org

Berlin Erlang Factory Lite
Written by Bruce, 11 Nov 2015

Berlin Erlang Factory Lite is back on 1 Dec. Get ready for one day of Erlang and Elixir talks ranging from beginner to advanced. Meet experts such as Sonny Scroggin and Peer Stritzinger as well as local members of the Erlang and Elixir communities: http://www.erlang-factory.com/berlin2015/#speakers 

 

Three days courses on Elixir - PhoenixErlang Express and OTP Express will be held after the conference on 2-4 Dec: http://www.erlang-factory.com/berlin2015/training#elixir-phoenix-24-december

 

To get a 50% off student discount email conferences@erlang-solutions.com from the university email account.

We are happy to announce the issue tracker for Erlang/OTP (http://bugs.erlang.org). Our intention is that the issue tracker replaces the erlang-bugs mailing list, in order to make it easier for the community to report bugs, suggest improvements and new features. You can start using the issue tracker today.
 
The issue tracker for Erlang/OTP is a step towards improving and formalising the process of community contributions, a goal which is actively worked on by the Industrial Erlang User Group. The IEUG is working with Ericsson to improve libraries, tool chains, middle-ware and contributions while spreading awareness and increasing user adoption.
 
FAQ
 
1. Where is the issue tracker?
 
bugs.erlang.org
 
2. Will I still be able to use the erlang-bugs mailing list?
 
We recommend you to report new bugs at bugs.erlang.org instead. You are still able to use erlang-bugs and see its archives, but we won't be looking at it as often. We will gradually phase out the erlang-bugs mailing list. 
 
3. How do I create an issue or feature request?
 
Create an account or Log in with an existing account. Select Create Issue after you log in. You can also log in with your Erlangcentral.org account if you have one.
 
4. What types of issue can I report?
 
Bug, Improvement, New Feature

Erlang/OTP 18.1 is a service release on the 18 track with mostly bug fixes, but is does contain a number of new features and characteristics improvements as well.

Some highlights of the release are:

  • ssl: Add possibility to downgrade an SSL/TLS connection to a tcp connection, and give back the socket control to a user process.
  • ssh: The following new key exchange algorithms are implemented:'ecdh-sha2-nistp256', 'ecdh-sha2-nistp384', 'ecdh-sha2-nistp521','diffie-hellman-group14-sha1', 'diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1' and 'diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256'. This raises the security level considerably.
  • kernel,stdlib,sasl: A mechanism for limiting the amount of text that the built-in error logger events will produce has been introduced. It is useful for limiting both the size of log files and the CPU time used to produce them. 
    This mechanism is experimental in the sense that it may be changed based on feedback. See config parameter error_logger_format_depth in the Kernel application.

 

You can find the Release Notes with more detailed info at

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_18.1.readme

You can download the full source distribution from http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_18.1.tar.gz

Note: To unpack the TAR archive you need a GNU TAR compatible program. For installation instructions please read the README that is part of the distribution.

You can also find the source code at github.com in the official Erlang repository. Git tag OTP-18.1
https://github.com/erlang/otp/tree/OTP-18.1

The Windows binary distributions can be downloaded from

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_18.1.exe

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_18.1.exe

You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual files

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_18.1.tar.gz 
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_18.1.tar.gz


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

 

Dublin Erlang Factory Lite 2015
Written by Bruce, 1 Sep 2015

 
 

The Dublin Erlang Factory is a single day conference focused on Erlang and Elixir programming. It’s undoubtedly a great opportunity for all tech lovers passionate about Erlang/OTP/Elixir programming to meet up, learn about new emerging technologies, exchange ideas, inspire and get inspired by others!

The Dublin Erlang Factory Lite 2015 will take place Friday afternoon on 11 Sept, hosted by the friendly folks at AOL.

The programme and speaker lineup includes Joe Armstrong, Erlang's Co-Inventor, sharing his brilliant ideas through a keynote talk and also a tutorial (a limited number of seats still available), Philip Clarke (AOL) diving into the topic of Real Time Bidding Exchange, Christopher Brown (University of St Andrews) presenting LAPEDO framework for programming heterogeneous multicore systems in Erlang, and many more.

The Erlang Factory Lite is co-organised by AOL and Erlang Solutions and is organised in conjunction with the Kats Conf 15.

Tickets available here http://www.erlang-factory.com/dublin2015/home#registration

Find more details here http://www.erlang-factory.com/dublin2015

Erlang/OTP 18.0 has been released
Written by Henrik, 24 Jun 2015

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 Apache License 2.0.

Some highlights of the release are:
 

  • Starting from 18.0 Erlang/OTP is released under the Apache License 2.0
  • 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 linkhttp://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: 
    • scheduler specific timer wheels, 
    • scheduler specific BIF timer management, 
    • 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:
    • take/2. Works the same as ets:delete/2 but
                also returns the deleted object(s).
    • 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

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 in the official Erlang repository.

Git tag 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

Erlang User Conference 2015
Written by Bruce, 21 Apr 2015

Join us in Stockholm on 11-12 June  for great talks about Erlang/OTP and Elixir innovations, the latest Erlang projects from companies such as Klarna, Machine Zone, Ericsson and much more: http://www.erlang-factory.com/euc2015/#home

Among the speakers are Erlang's co-inventor Robert Virding, functional expert Bodil Stokke, University of Kent professor Simon Thompson, Neotoma creator Sean Cribbs, author of the Cowboy web server Loïc Hoguin, Joacim Halén - Ericsson cloud technology researcher, Fredrik Linder - Erlang lead at Machine Zone, Alvaro Videla- co-author of ‘RabbitMQ in action’,  professor Kevin Hammond from University of St. Andrews, and Mikael Pettersson - senior developer at Klarna.

The Conference will be preceded by one day of tutorials at Ericsson on 10 June and 3 days of expert on 8-10 June: http://www.erlang-factory.com/euc2015/training#erlang-express-810-june

Erlang/OTP 17.5 has been released
Written by Henrik, 1 Apr 2015

Some highlights of the release are:
  • ERTS: Added command line argument option for setting the initial size of process dictionaries.
  • Diameter: configurable incoming_max len and string_decode for diameter messages
  • Bugfixes and minor small features in applications such as compiler, common_test, crypto, debugger, eldap, erts, hipe, inets, ssh, ssl, ...
  • 43 contributions from 32 different contributors

For more details see the README file at http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.5.readme

You can download the full source distribution from http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.5.tar.gz

Note: To unpack the TAR archive you need a GNU TAR compatible program. For installation instructions please read the README that is part of the distribution.

You can also find this release at the official Erlang/OTP Git-repository at Github here: https://github.com/erlang/otp tagged "OTP-17.5"

The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_17.5.exe

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_17.5.exe

You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual files

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_17.5.tar.gz
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_17.5.tar.gz

We also want to thank those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug reports.

 

You can find more detailed info and download the release at the download page

The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson

Erlang/OTP 18.0-rc1 is available for testing.

 

This is an alpha release, which will be followed by a planned beta release in May and a final OTP 18.0 product release in June 2015.

Between the alpha and beta and final release there will be new updates of the master branch with corrections and minor new features. Occasionally there might be new tags which we in that case will communicate and ask you to test.

Erlang/OTP 18.0 is a new major release with new features, quite a few (characteristics) improvements, as well as a few incompatibilities. 

See the Release Notes and the documentation for more details.

We would like to ask you to build and test the alpha release and send us your feedback as soon as possible, so that we can make the necessary corrections before OTP 18.0-rc2 and OTP 18.0, respectively.

The release contains many changes; thus, some unexpected incompatibilities or issues may have slipped through our tests. Please try to build and run your current products/applications and let us know about any problems.

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

Some highlights of the release are:

  • 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.
  • 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 will always be 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/documentation/doc-7.0-rc1/erts-7.0/doc/html/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:
    • scheduler specific timer wheels,
    • scheduler specific BIF timer management,
    • 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.  
  • 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

 

You can find the Release Notes with more detailed info at http://www.erlang.org/download/otp18rc1_relnotes.pdf

You find the source code at github.com in the official Erlang repository.

Git tag OTP-18.0-rc1

https://github.com/erlang/otp/tree/OTP-18.0-rc1

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/documentation/doc-7.0-rc1/doc/

We also want to thank those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug reports.

The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson

To encourage a welcoming, inclusive climate for communication within the erlang.org community, the Erlang/OTP team, together with members of the community, has released a new code of conduct, available at http://www.erlang.org/download/erlang_org_code_of_conduct.txt. This code of conduct lays out a guideline of how to communicate within the erlang.org community in a way we hope is easy to read, help mutual understanding and avoid flames. The erlang.org community is by definition all communication in or around erlang.org, including but not limited to the erlang.org mailing lists or Github discussions.
 
This code is not exhaustive or complete. It serves to distill our common understanding of a collaborative, shared environment and goals. We expect it to be followed in spirit as much as in the letter.
 

Erlang User Conference 2015

Stockholm 11-12 June

Call For Talks ends on 17 March

 

EUC 2015 will take place on 11-12 June, with one day of tutorials on 10 June and 3 days of expert training on 8-10 June: http://www.erlang-factory.com/euc2015

 

We are looking for passionate people who made an interesting innovation, open-source application or product with Erlang/OTP/Elixir. If you used Erlang or Elixir in a real-world project or you developed a cool tool, we want to hear about it! We are seeking talks aimed at beginners as much as for talks suited for more experienced users. This is to help newer members to the Erlang community make the maximum out of the EUC as well.    

 

The deadline for talk proposals is 17 March, please submit your talk here: http://goo.gl/forms/bO9kU9PYrr

Erlang Workshop 2015 will take place in Vancouver, September 4. The workshop will bring together the open source, academic, and industrial programming communities of Erlang. The workshop is open for technical (academic) papers as well as practice and applications papers describing "real-world" uses of Erlang.

See the call for papers here.

We are aware that parts of erlang.org need improvement. For example http://www.erlang.org/article/tag/examples and http://www.erlang.org/course/course.html are outdated. We would like to see a number of small code examples for beginners. The purpose of these examples is to provide an attractive and useful introduction for people who are interested in adopting the Erlang programming language. 

Please send your input to community-manager@erlang.org. We would like to call for help from the community since OTP team does not have too much time and it is not possible to submit pull requests for editorial of erlang.org as of now. 

Any other suggestions for erlang.org are always welcome.

 

Berlin EFL is back on 4 December, and we hope this year will be at least as fun as last year. The Call for Talks will be open until 10 October, but we tend to have more talks submitted than we have slots available, so the earlier you send yours the better your chances.

 

Have you made an interesting innovation, open-source application or product with Erlang/OTP? Have you used Erlang in a real-world project and want to present a case study? Or maybe you developed a cool tool? Let the crowd know about it! 

 

IMPORTANT: Elixir talks also welcome this year :) 

 

Link to submission form: https://docs.google.com/a/erlang-solutions.com/forms/d/1oD8J66a0pjOU-5Y8vG2Ffn8twyDIyPcRMFrPEdANaY4/viewform

Link to website: http://www.erlang-factory.com/berlin2014/home

Erlang OTP 17.1 has been released
Written by Kenneth, 25 Jun 2014

Erlang/OTP 17.1 is a service release on the 17 track with mostly bug fixes, but is does contain a number of new features and characteristics improvements as well.

Some highlights of the release are:

  • crypto: Add aes_cfb8 cypher to crypto:block_encrypt and block_decrypt.
  • diameter: Add result code counters for CEA, DWA, and DPA.
  • erts: The following built in functions in the erlang and binary modules now bump an appropriate amount
    of reductions and yield when out of reductions:
    binary_to_list/1, binary_to_list/3, bitstring_to_list/1, list_to_binary/1,
    iolist_to_binary/1, list_to_bitstring/1, binary:list_to_bin/1
  • hipe: Handle Maps instructions get_map_elements, put_map_assoc,
    put_map_exact in the HiPE native code compiler.
  • mnesia: The time for inserting locks for a transaction with large
    number of locks is reduced significantly.
  • ssh: Option max_sessions added to ssh:daemon/{2,3}.
  • stdlib: Add maps:get/3 to maps module. The function will return the
    supplied default value if the key does not exist in the map.

Many thanks to 24 different contributors in this release

You can find more info and download the release at the download page.

 

The Vancouver Erlang Factory Lite will take place on 17 May and will be hosted by the Simon Fraser University. The call for talks is open until 11 April. If you have a project you are working on that you'd like to share, submit before 11 April in the following Google doc.

The Erlang User Conference 2014 will feature over 50 talks on open-source applications, products and war stories from the Erlang world. The keynotes will be delivered by Stuart Bailey, CTO of Infoblox and by Katie Miller, OpenShift Developer Advocate and co-founder of the Lambda Ladies. Speakers include: ‘Seven Languages in Seven Weeks’ author Bruce Tate, co-designer of Haskell and QuickCheck John Hughes, O’Reilly author Erik Stenman, manager of the Ericsson Erlang/OTP dev team Kenneth Lundin, Rakuten lead technologist Yosuke Hara, Feuerlabs Co-founder and Developer Advocate Ulf Wiger and many more.

 

The conference will be followed by 3-day training courses on 11-13 June: Erlang Express, OTP Express, Elixir, Cowboy Express and Test Driven Development.

Early Bird rates end on 9 May.
http://www.erlang-factory.com/conference/EUC2014/

Erlang/OTP 17.0 is a new major release with new features, characteristics improvements, as well as some minor incompatibilities. See the README file and the documentation for more details.

Some highlights of the release are:

 
    Erlang/OTP has been ported to the realtime operating system OSE.
  • Maps, a new dictionary data type (experimental)
  • A more natural mapping from ASN.1 OCTET STRING and BIT STRING to Erlang types, and other ASN.1 improvements and optimizations
  • The {active, N} socket option for TCP, UDP, and SCTP
  • A new (optional) scheduler utilization balancing mechanism
  • Migration of memory carriers has been enabled by default on all ERTS internal memory allocators
  • Increased garbage collection tenure rate
  • Experimental "dirty schedulers" functionality
  • Funs can now be given names
  • Miscellaneous unicode support enhancements
  • A new version scheme for OTP its applications has been introduced

You can find more information and download the release at the download page.

Planned Power Outage
Written by Raimo, 21 Mar 2014

We had again a planned power outage at 6:30 - 15:00 Sunday March 23:d CET so the whole erlang.org site was down.

Apologies for any inconveniances.

Erlang/OTP 17.0-rc2 has been released.

This is a beta release, which will be followed by the final OTP 17.0 product release in the beginning of April.

Between this beta and the final release there will be new updates of the master branch with corrections and minor new features. Occasionally there might be new tags which we in that case will communicate and ask you to test.

Erlang/OTP 17.0 is a new major release with new features, quite a few (characteristics) improvements, as well as some incompatibilities. See the README file and the documentation for more details.

We would like to ask you to download and test the beta release and send us your feedback as soon as possible, so that we can make the necessary corrections before OTP 17.0.

The release contains many changes and a few potential incompatibilities. Please try to build and run your current products/applications and let us know about any problems.

One known, but previously insufficiently documented incompatibility that we would like to highlight is:

OTP-11719 == erts ==

The default encoding of Erlang files has been changed from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8. The encoding of XML files has also been changed to UTF-8.

Please verify that your source code compiles with Erlang/OTP 17. If your (ISO-8559-1 / Latin-1 encoded) source code files contain characters that are outside of the bit 7-bit ASCII character set, you will receive a compiler error similar to the following:

tst.erl:1: cannot parse file, giving up
tst.erl:1: no module definition
tst.erl:1: cannot translate from UTF-8

In this case, you need to apply one of the following alternatives to each (impacted) file:

Alternative 1: Encode the file in UTF-8 (instead of Latin-1). If the file is going to be compiled with both OTP 17 and previous versions, insert a comment stating the encoding at the beginning of the file:

   %% -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

Alternative 2: Leave the file encoded as Latin-1 and insert a comment stating the encoding at the beginning of the file:

   %% -*- coding: latin-1 -*-

For detailed information, see the STDLIB User's Guide, 2 Using Unicode in Erlang

The 17.0 release contains many changes; thus, some unexpected incompatibilities or issues may have slipped through our tests. Please try to build and run your current products/applications and let us know about any problems.

Note! The new datatype MAP is not properly documented yet but the EEP 43 https://www.erlang.org/eeps/eep-0043.html will provide a good start. Also note that it is a limited implementation of maps implemented so far:

  • no variable keys are allowed
  • native code can not be generated for modules using maps

Some other highlights of the release are:

  • Erlang/OTP has been ported to the realtime operating system OSE.
  • Maps, a new dictionary data type (experimental)
  • A more natural mapping from ASN.1 OCTET STRING and BIT STRING to Erlang types, and other ASN.1 improvements and optimizations
  • The {active, N} socket option for TCP, UDP, and SCTP
  • A new (optional) scheduler utilization balancing mechanism
  • Migration of memory carriers has been enabled by default on all ERTS internal memory allocators
  • Increased garbage collection tenure rate
  • Experimental "dirty schedulers" functionality
  • Funs can now be given names
  • Miscellaneous unicode support enhancements
  • A new, semantic version scheme for OTP and its applications

You can find the README file with more detailed info at http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.0-rc2.readme

You can download the full source distribution from http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.0-rc2.tar.gz

Note: To unpack the TAR archive you need a GNU TAR compatible program. For installation instructions please read the README that is part of the distribution.

You can also find this release at the official Erlang/OTP Git-repository at Github here: https://github.com/erlang/otp tagged *OTP_17.0-rc2*

The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from

http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_17.0-rc2.exe
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_17.0-rc2.exe

You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual files http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_17.0-rc2.tar.gz
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_17.0-rc2.tar.gz

We also want to thank those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug reports.

The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson

Preliminary Release Dates
Written by Henrik, 20 Feb 2014

Below you can find the preliminary release dates, and code stop dates for 17.0.
Note: We will not accept any NEW feature patches for inclusion in Erlang/OTP 17.0 after 2014-02-21.

Preliminary dates for the upcoming release:
Release:        erts, emu,comp  |Code stop           |Documentation stop        |Release Date


17.0-rc2         2014-02-21         2014-02-21         2014-02-21                        2014-02-26
17.0               2014-03-10         2014-03-17         2014-03-19                        2014-03-26

 

We will focus the time between 17.0-rc2 and 17.0 on bug fixes, improvements, and testing. Therefore you are most welcome to submit patches regarding such issues and we will try our best to include them before 17.0 is released.
Especially bugs introduced in 17.0-rcX.

Erlang Workshop 2014 will take place in Gothenburg, September 5. The workshop will bring together the open source, academic, and industrial programming communities of Erlang. The workshop is open for technical (academic) papers as well as practice and applications papers describing "real-world" uses of Erlang.

The Erlang Workshop is co-located with the (International Conference on Functional Programming) ICFP and the (Commercial Users of Functional Programming) CUFP, so schedule a visit to Gothenburg and learn abouth the latest in functional programming in general and Erlang in particular!

See the call for papers here.

Erlang User Conference Stockholm 9-10 June: Call for Talks now open

EUC2014 will take place on 9-10 June and will be followed by one day of tutorials on 11 June and 3 days of expert training on 11-13 June. http://www.erlang-factory.com/conference/EUC2014

The deadline for talk proposals is 10 March. If you are interested in giving a talk or tutorial, submit your talk here:


Preliminary track titles:

  • Case Studies & Architecture
  • Meta-programming with Elixir
  • DevOps
  • Cool Tools & Gadgets
  • Next Generation Databases & Analytics
  • Scalability & Multi-core
  • Infrastructure & Distribution
  • Erlang VM
     

Erlang/OTP 17.0-rc1 has been released.

This is an alpha release, which will be followed by a planned beta release about a month later and a final OTP 17.0 product release in the end of March, 2014.

Between the alpha and beta and final release there will be new updates of the master branch with corrections and minor new features. Occasionally there might be new tags which we in that case will communicate and ask you to test.

Erlang/OTP 17.0 is a new major release with new features, quite a few (characteristics) improvements, as well as some incompatibilities. See the README file and the documentation for more details.

We would like to ask you to download and test the alpha release and send us your feedback as soon as possible, so that we can make the necessary corrections before OTP 17.0-rc2 and OTP 17.0, respectively.

The release contains many changes; thus, some unexpected incompatibilities or issues may have slipped through our tests. Please try to build and run your current products/applications and let us know about any problems.

Note! The new datatype MAP is not properly documented yet but the EEP 43 https://www.erlang.org/eeps/eep-0043.html will provide a good start. Also note that it is a limited implementation of maps implemented so far:

  • no variable keys are allowed
  • native code can not be generated for modules using maps

Some other highlights of the release are:

  • Maps, a new dictionary data type (experimental)
  • A more natural mapping from ASN.1 OCTET STRING and BIT STRING to Erlang types, and other ASN.1 improvements and optimizations
  • The {active, N} socket option for TCP, UDP, and SCTP
  • A new (optional) scheduler utilization balancing mechanism
  • Migration of memory carriers has been enabled by default on all ERTS internal memory allocators
  • Increased garbage collection tenure rate
  • Experimental "dirty schedulers" functionality
  • Funs can now be given names
  • Miscellaneous unicode support enhancements
  • A new, semantic version scheme for OTP and its applications

You can find the README file with more detailed info at http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.0-rc1.readme

You can download the full source distribution from http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_17.0-rc1.tar.gz

Note: To unpack the TAR archive you need a GNU TAR compatible program. For installation instructions please read the README that is part of the distribution.

You can also find this release at the official Erlang/OTP Git-repository at Github here: https://github.com/erlang/otp tagged *OTP_17.0-rc1*

The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win32_17.0-rc1.exe http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_win64_17.0-rc1.exe

You can also download the complete HTML documentation or the Unix manual files http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_html_17.0-rc1.tar.gz http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_doc_man_17.0-rc1.tar.gz

We also want to thank those that sent us patches, suggestions and bug reports.

The Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson

OTP R16B03-1 is a service release which corrects a few issues found in the R16B03 release. The corrections are:

  • The ODBC application was missing in the prebuilt Windows installers
  • 3 corrections in the SSL application:
    • Add missing validation of the server_name_indication option and test for its explicit use.
    • Elliptic curve selection in server mode now properly selects a curve suggested by the client, if possible.
    • The server did not indicate support for secure renegotiation during TLS extension handling.
  • In the syntax tools application a bug was introduced which broke reverting of local funs. This is now corrected (thanks to Anthony Ramine)
  • wx - Solved a problem which caused the debugger to crash when closing a window. Fixed static linking on Mac.
  • xmerl - Fixed a problem in the SAX-parser when the header of the next document was appearing in the buffer when using the xmerl_sax_parser:stream/2 function.

The Zurich Erlang Factory Lite is back! Join us for a day of expert Erlang/Riak/Elixir talks on 10 April and three days of training on Erlang and OTP (7-9 April). Call for talks is open until 21 February.

 

http://www.erlang-factory.com/conference

Mike Williams, co-inventor of the Erlang programming language, will deliver the first keynote. Elixir’s inventor, José Valim – also a Ruby on Rails Core Team member, will give a joint keynote with Dave Thomas - author of The Pragmatic Programmer. As a premiere, the conference will have an entire track dedicated to the Elixir programming language. Other speakers include Bruce Tate - author of 7 Languages in 7 Weeks, Dave Thomas - author of The Pragmatic Programmer, Bob Ippolito - founder of Mochi Media and Erlang hacker, Rick Reed - software engineer at WhatsApp, Brett Cameron - senior software architect with HP’s corporate Cloud S, Stu Bailey - CTO of Infoblox,  Erik Stenman - chief scientist at Klarna, Duncan McGregor-senior manager at Rackspace and many more.

Early Bird rates end on 11 February

http://www.erlang-factory.com/conference

Another first is the significant broadening of the range of training available before and after the conference. Besides the already traditional Erlang courses, this year participants are also offered courses on Elixir, Cowboy, Riak and Kazoo. 

Misplanned Power Outage
Written by Raimo, 12 Dec 2013

There will be a planned power outage at Sun 15 Dec 7:00-14:00 CET
in the building where the erlang.org servers are located.  So all
services (www, mail, ...) will be down at least during that period.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause the community.

...edit...

Our Internet provider cut the power to the internet router already at Fri 19:00 CET, so we were down almost all the weekend.  Apparently sh*** happens.  Sorry about that!

We are back up again, apparently... Hello World!

OTP R16B03 is a service release with mostly a number of small corrections and user contributions. But there are some new functions worth mentioning as well, here are some of them: 

  •   A new memory allocation feature called "super carrier" has been introduced. It can for example be used for pre-allocation of all memory that the runtime system should be able to use. It is enabled by passing the +MMscs (size in MB) command line argument. For more information see the documentation of the +MMsco, +MMscrfsd, +MMscrpm, +MMscs, +MMusac, and, +Mlpm command line arguments in the erts_alloc(3) documentation.
  • The LDAP client (eldap application) now supports the start_tls operation. This upgrades an existing tcp connection to encryption using TLS, see eldap:start_tls/2 and /3.
  • The FTP client (inets application) now supports FTP over TLS (ftps).

~50 open source contributions. Many thanks for that!

Network Disturbance
Written by Raimo, 11 Mar 2013

We have a planned firewall upgrade at our connection provider at saturday march 16 daytime (8..18) CET. The downtime is expected to be some 15 minutes and promised less than an hour.

R15B03 released
Written by Henrik, 28 Nov 2012

Erlang/OTP R15B03 has been released on schedule November 28:th. It is the third R15 service release.

 

See the release notes in the Read me

Download the new release from the Downloads page

Or prebuilt packages from Erlang Solutions Downloads page

Tech Mesh
Written by Henrik, 15 Nov 2012

Tech Mesh – The Alternative Programming Conference 4th-6th December


Tech Mesh takes place in London between the 4th and the 6th of December and it will go down in history with a first:

 

Joe Armstrong, Robert Virding and Mike Williams will be together on a stage for the first time, giving a joint keynote on ‘183 years of programming’

 

Other great talks include:

Garret Smith:  Building an Application Platform: Lessons from CloudBees

Stuart Bailey:  Erlang and OpenFlow: A Match Made in the Cloud!

Steve Vinoski: Implementing Riak in Erlang: Benefits and Challenges

Chris Brown: Living in a Polyglot World: Ruby on the client, Erlang on the server

Francesco Cesarini: OTP, the middleware for concurrent distributed scalable architectures

Pavlo Baron: 100% Big Data. 0% Hadoop. 0% Java

Jesper Richter Reichhelm: You are not alone - multiplayer games in Erlang

 

The event covers 8 tracks and over 50 speakers among whom are Simon Peyton Jones, Philip Wadler and John Hughes – also on a joint keynote, Rich Hickey, Bruce Tate – “author of 7 languages in 7 weeks”, Klarna CTO David Craelius and many more. For a full list of the over 50 speakers, check out the event programme on the website: http://techmeshconf.com/techmesh-london-2012/schedule/index.jsp.

 

See you at Tech Mesh!

R15B02 released
Written by Henrik, 5 Sep 2012

Erlang/OTP R15B02 has been released on schedule September 5:th. It is the second R15 service release.


See the release notes in the Read me

Download the new release from the Downloads page

Or prebuilt packages from Erlang Solutions Downloads page

Highlights:

  • Dialyzer: The type analysis tool Dialyzer is optimized to be generally faster. - It can now also run in parallel (default) on SMP systems and by this perform the analysis significantly faster (Thanks to Stavros Aronis and Kostis Sagonas)
  • The SSL application now has experimental support for the TLS 1.1 and 1.2 standards as well (Thanks to Andreas Schultz).
  • CommonTest: It is now possible to sort the generated html tables. A Netconf client (ct_netconf) which support basic netconf over ssh is added
  • Diameter: Statistics counters related to Diameter messages can now be retrieved by calling the diameter:service_info/2 function.
  • Various smaller optimizations in the Erlang VM
  • This release also contains 66 contributions from users outside the Ericsson team

ErlangCamp 2012 in Spain
Written by Kenneth, 17 Aug 2012

ErlangCamp is back, this time in Coruña Spain the 5-6:th of October.

We felt it our duty as good upstanding engineers to let you know about ErlangCamp 2012 which will be held in Coruña Spain this Oct 5th and 6th.

Why Erlang? Why ErlangCamp? And what could I possibly learn in two days?

In two days, you learn how to build world-class solutions using the technology that powers NoSQL data stores like Basho’s Riak and CouchDB, enterprise messaging platforms like VMWare’s RabbitMQ and ejabbard, Erlang Solutions’ OpenFlow software-defined network (SDN) switch LINC, VoIP platforms like Kazoo, financial exchange systems, and commercial solutions from companies like Ericsson, Klarna, Campajna, Tail-f Systems, 2600Hz, Machine Zone, ShoreTel, and Quviq.

Your instructors are experts at developing real-world Erlang/OTP-based solutions, including two of the authors of the "Erlang and OTP in Action" (http://manning.com/logan)

And, of course, you will be at the Universidade da Coruña, in scenic Northern Spain (Note* the program is in English). Take a couple extra days, and make it a working vacation!

For more information see the ErlangChamp website (http://erlangcamp.com) or email info@erlangcamp.com.

Spawnfest, a 48 hours programming contest for Erlang, is back again this year. It is scheduled for July 7-8, and open to any team of 1 to 4 members. Prizes to be given!

It's a great opportunity to show the world what Erlang/OTP and its users are capable of. The contest is in no way limited to web applications or any specific domain; diversity of entries is embraced.

Participants will see their entries judged by Eric B. Merrit ( founding member of the Erlware, co-author of "Erlang and OTP in Action"), Joe Armstrong (co-inventor of Erlang), Loïc Hoguin (Founder of Nine Nines, writer of Cowboy), and Scott Lystig Fritchie (long-time Erlang user, senior software engineer at Basho, worked on D-Trace for  Erlang, and so on).

You can register your team at http://spawnfest.com/

LINC switch opensourced
Written by Henrik, 19 Apr 2012

FlowForwarding.org has announced the availability of LINC, an Erlang based open source soft switch implementing the 1.2 version of the OpenFlow standard. The LINC switch has now been released as commercial friendly open source through the FlowForwarding.org community website, encouraging users and vendors to use LINC and contribute to its development. The initial LINC implementation focuses on correctness and feature compliance. Through an abstraction layer, specialized network hardware drivers can be easily interfaced to LINC. It has been implemented by using the power and flexibility of the Erlang programming language and software environment. Erlang allows for rapid industrial strength implementations, a key requirement for developing and deploying an evolving technology such as OpenFlow. For more information, visit FlowForwarding.org.

The description below is an excerpt from Erlang Solutions download page.

Erlang Solutions has the facilities to port Erlang to your operating system and hardware platform of choice. We have ported Erlang to a wide range of configurations, from embedded to high specification servers. These have included HiPE enabled, 32 and 64 bit configurations, alongside the half-word emulator. We have worked with operating systems such as VxWorks, OSE Delta, QNX, Android and iOS as well as the most popular operating systems. We are able to create and test customized binaries where your applications are packaged and tested alongside the OTP ones on the hardware / operating systems of your choice. Packages and ports that we are currently building and testing free of charge include popular Linux, Mac OS X and Windows versions. They can be downloaded from their Erlang Download page.

R15B01 released
Written by Henrik, 3 Apr 2012

Erlang/OTP R15B01 has been released ahead of schedule on April 3:rd. It is the first service release.


See the release notes in the Read me

Download the new release from the Downloads page

Highlights:

 

  • Added erlang:statistics(scheduler_wall_time) to ensure correct determination of scheduler utilization. Measuring scheduler utilization is strongly preferred over CPU utilization, since CPU utilization gives very poor indications of actual scheduler/vm usage.
  • Changed ssh implementation to use the public_key application for all public key handling. This is also a first step for enabling a callback API for supplying public keys and handling keys protected with password phrases. Additionally the test suites where improved so that they do not copy the users keys to test server directories as this is a security liability. Also ipv6 and file access issues found in the process has been fixed.
  • When an escript ends now all printout to standard output and standard error gets out on the terminal. This bug has been corrected by changing the behaviour of erlang:halt/0,1, which should fix the same problem for other escript-like applications, i.e. that data stored in the output port driver buffers got lost when printing on a TTY and exiting through erlang:halt/0,1. The BIF:s erlang:halt/0,1 has gotten improved semantics and there is a new BIF erlang:halt/2 to accomplish something like the old semantics. See the documentation.
  • The DTrace source patch from Scott Lystig Fritchie is integrated in the source tree. Using an emulator with dtrace probe is still not supported for production use, but may be a valuable debugging tool. Configure with --with-dynamic-trace=dtrace (or --with-dynamic-trace=systemtap) to create a build with dtrace probes enabled. See runtime_tools for documentation and examples
  • Added Torbjörn Törnkvists LDAP client as a new application called eldap.
  • Added options for the ssh client to support user keys files that are password protected.

R15B a new major release
Written by Kenneth, 14 Dec 2011

Erlang/OTP R15B has been released as planned on December 14:th 2011.

See the release notes in the readme file.

Download the new release from the download page.

Highlights:

  • 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.

OTP_R15A: R15 pre-release
Written by Kenneth, 23 Nov 2011

We have recently pushed a new master to GitHub tagged OTP_R15A.

This is a stabilized snapshot of the current R15 development (to be released as R15B on December 14:th) which, among other things, includes:

OTP-9468  'Line numbers in exceptions'

OTP-9451  'Parallel make'

OTP-4779  A new GUI for Observer. Integrating pman, etop and tv into
                    observer with tracing facilities.

OTP-7775  A number of memory allocation optimizations have been
             implemented. Most optimizations reduce contention caused by
             synchronization between threads during allocation and
             deallocation of memory. Most notably:
             Synchronization of memory management in scheduler specific
             allocator instances has been rewritten to use lock-free
             synchronization.

             Synchronization of memory management in scheduler specific
             pre-allocators has been rewritten to use lock-free
             synchronization.

             The 'mseg_alloc' memory segment allocator now use scheduler
             specific instances instead of one instance. Apart from
             reducing contention this also ensures that memory allocators
             always create memory segments on the local NUMA node on a
             NUMA system.

OTP-9632  An ERTS internal, generic, many to one, lock-free queue for
             communication between threads has been introduced. The many
             to one scenario is very common in ERTS, so it can be used in
             a lot of places in the future. Currently it is used by
             scheduling of certain jobs, and the async thread pool, but
             more uses are planned for the future.

             Drivers using the driver_async functionality are not
             automatically locked to the system anymore, and can be
             unloaded as any dynamically linked in driver.

             Scheduling of ready async jobs is now also interleaved in
             between other jobs. Previously all ready async jobs were
             performed at once.

OTP-9631  The ERTS internal system block functionality has been
             replaced by new functionality for blocking the system. The
             old system block functionality had contention issues and
             complexity issues. The new functionality piggy-backs on
             thread progress tracking functionality needed by newly
             introduced lock-free synchronization in the runtime system.
             When the functionality for blocking the system isn't used,
             there is more or less no overhead at all. This since the
             functionality for tracking thread progress is there and
             needed anyway.

... and much much more.

This is not a full release of R15 but rather a pre-release. Feel free to try our R15A release and get back to us with your findings.

Your feedback is important to us and highly welcomed.

Regards,

The OTP Team

R14B04 released
Written by Kenneth, 5 Oct 2011

Erlang/OTP R14B04 has been released as planned on October 5:th 2011. It is the fourth R14 service release.

See the release notes in the readme file.

Download the new release from the download page.

This release is mainly a stabilization of the R14B03 release (but as
usual there are
some new functionality as well).

Erlang User of the Year 2011
Written by Kenneth, 26 Aug 2011

Proposals for who will become Erlang User of the Year are invited. Please send proposed names with a short motivation to Bjarne Däcker bjarne[at]cs-lab.org.

The selection will be made by a panel consisting of Joe Armstrong (prime creator of Erlang), Kenneth Lundin (manager of the Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson), Ulf Wiger (chief technical officer at Erlang Solutions Ltd) and some of the last few years' recipients of the award. The award will be presented at the Erlang User Conference in Stockholm on 3 November. In 2010 it was awarded to Kresten Krab Thorup at Trifork for his development of Erjang.

Erlang User Conference 2011
Written by Micael, 5 Aug 2011

Erlang User Conference 2011.
It is  with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the 2011 Erlang User  Conference in Stockholm. The date for your diary is 3 November 2011.  Early Bird registration will open on 15 August so in the meantime if you  wish to submit a talk, we would love to hear from you.

After  the success of last year's Conference and it selling out, you will want  to book your place early. The Erlang User Conference brings together the  best minds and names in Erlang programming from language inventors,  implementers and maintainers. Open source committers, community leaders  and Erlang authors. Everyone who is anyone will be at the Erlang User Conference 2011!

Erlang Workshop on September 23
Written by Micael, 29 Jul 2011

The program for the Tenth ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop on Friday September 23, 2011, in Tokyo, Japan,
has been released. Please see the program here.

The Spawnfest Erlang contest will be taking place on July 9-10. Teams of 1 to 4 members can register on the site. Prizes to be given!

ErlangCamp is back
Written by Kenneth, 17 Jun 2011

ErlangCamp is back, this time in Boston. This year we have partnered with Erlang Solutions and their Erlang University Program. There is not enough information out there relating to how you write real production grade Erlang systems. ErlangCamp is a 2 day inexpensive workshop (12-13 August) that teach exactly that. The workshop will teach participants how to construct solid production grade Erlang OTP software. Among the instructors are the authors of Erlang and OTP in Action.

R14B03 released
Written by Kenneth, 25 May 2011

Erlang/OTP R14B03 has been released as planned on May 25:th 2011. It is the third R14 service release.

See the release notes in the readme file

Download the new release from the download page.

Highlights:

  • Diameter is a brand new application in this release. The application support the diameter protocol specified in RFC 3588 and is intended to provide an Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) framework for applications. 
  • The documentation for stdlib and kernel now uses type specifications from the source modules which should guarantee that the documentation and code are consistent with regard to the type information.

ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop

The Tenth ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on September 23, 2011. Please see the call for papers here .

The Erlang Factory London is back! The dates you need for your diary are 6th, 7th and 8th June for the Erlang University courses and 9th and 10th June for the Erlang Factory Conference.

There are 10 places left at the very Early bird rate of £395 which is a saving of £200! Book now  to get your place!

 

Mailing Lists Operating
Written by Raimo, 25 Mar 2011

The mailing lists at erlang.org are now back online after fixing a subtle Python "gotcha" configuration error.

Please report any posts that you feel slipped into the void, or double posts or whatnot!

New Site Look
Written by Raimo, 24 Mar 2011

Our demo site has now been launched as the regular erlang.org. We hope you like it. Report any problems.

R14B02 released
Written by Kenneth, 17 Mar 2011

Erlang/OTP R14B02 has been released as planned on March 16:th 2011. It is the second R14 service release.

See the release notes in the readme file

Download the new release from the download page.

Highlights:

  • The "halfword" emulator is now official. A 64-bit emulator that uses less memory than the full 64-bit emulator.
  • EDoc handles Erlang specifications and types.
  • All test suites now run with CommonTest

R14B01 released
Written by Raimo, 8 Dec 2010

Erlang/OTP R14B01 has been released as planned on September 15:th 2010. It is the first R14 service release.

See the release notes in the readme file

Download the new release from the download page.

R14B released
Written by Raimo, 15 Sep 2010

Erlang/OTP R14B has been released as planned on September 15:th 2010. It is the first non-beta R14 release.

See the release notes in the readme file

Download the new release from the download page.

Erlang/OTP R14B  will be released on September 15th. This is 2 weeks later than previously announced.

R14A Released
Written by Raimo, 16 Jun 2010

Erlang/OTP R14A has been released. R14A is a beta release before the R14B release which is planned for September 1:st.

See the release notes in the readme file

Download the new release from the download page.

EEPs remoulded
Written by Raimo, 8 Apr 2010

The Erlang Extension Proposals have been rewritten in Markdown format

They can be found at github and are readable online at /eeps/.

Read about it at EEP.

Members of the Erlang/OTP team is giving presentations at the Erlang Factory conference in the SF Bay Area March 25-26

Patrik Nyblom is giving a presentation with the title "Erlang SMP support, behind the scenes" and Kenneth Lundin will present "Latest News from the Erlang/OTP team".

R13B04 released
Written by Kenneth, 4 Feb 2010

Erlang/OTP R13B04 has been released. R13B04 is a service release for R13B. There are mostly error corrections, but also some new functionality.
This is the first release after the introduction of the official Git repository at Github and it is amazing to notice that the number of contributions from the community has increased significantly. As many as 32 contributors have provided 1 or more patches each until now, resulting in 51 integrated patches from the open source community in this service release.
In addition to the contributions provided by the community we have the following examples of highlights in the release:

  • The documentation can now be built from the source.
  • The Native Implemented Functions (NIFs) are still in beta, but much enhanced.
  • The garbage collection of binaries is further enhanced.
  • Support for user defined prompt in the shell. A small but useful new function.
  • Enhanced cross compilation support

Download the new release from the download page.

Try document search
Written by Raimo, 3 Dec 2009

Try the new document search at /doc.html, right column text box.

It is a preliminary version that searches for the given words as a module, function or application in the documentation and gives you a hit list with links into the online documentation.

R13B03 has been released
Written by Raimo, 25 Nov 2009

Erlang/OTP R13B03 has been released. R13B03 is a service release for R13B. There are mostly error corrections, but also some new functionality. Some highlights in the R13B03 release are:

  • Native Implemented Functions (NIFs) still experimental but very useful. Feedback is welcome.
  • Beginning with this release we will maintain (and update on a daily basis) a GIT repository on GitHub. The intention is that this will make it easier for users to contribute with bugfixes and new functionality and also easier for us to receive the contributions.
  • The documentation is built in a new way using xsltproc and Apache FOP. The layout is changed both in HTML and PDF versions. This is the first step, more changes and improvements will come in the following releases.
  • A completely new erlang.org web site (this one) is also on its way but slightly delayed. Will be launched really soon now.

Download the new release from the download page.

Demo site remains a demo
Written by Raimo, 25 Nov 2009

The demo site will remain a demo for yet a while. There were more rough corners to work on than we first realized.

The 15:th Erlang User Conference (EUC) on November 12:th was a great success.
This was the biggest EUC so far with around 250 partcipants.
More info from the conference can be seen on the Erlang-factory site.
Many thanks to all the sponsors and especially to Erlang Training and Consulting for making the conference so successful.