View Source Event Tracer (ET) Release Notes

This document describes the changes made to the Event Tracer (ET) system from version to version. The intention of this document is to list all incompatibilities as well as all enhancements and bugfixes for every release of Event Tracer (ET). Each release of Event Tracer (ET)thus constitutes one section in this document. The title of each section is the version number of Event Tracer (ET).

ET 1.7.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The dependencies for this application are now listed in the app file.

    Own Id: OTP-18831 Aux Id: PR-7441

  • Dialyzer warnings due to type specs added in dbg have been eliminated.

    Own Id: OTP-18860

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation has been migrated to use Markdown and ExDoc.

    Own Id: OTP-18955 Aux Id: PR-8026

ET 1.7

Improvements and New Features

  • Deprecates dbg:stop_clear/0 because it is simply a function alias to dbg:stop/0

    Own Id: OTP-18478 Aux Id: GH-6903

ET 1.6.5

Improvements and New Features

  • Fixed warnings in code matching on underscore prefixed variables.

    Own Id: OTP-17385 Aux Id: OTP-17123

ET 1.6.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The scroll bar of the et_viewer window could not be dragged all the way to the top of the window. It would always stop at the second event. This is now corrected.

    Own Id: OTP-15463 Aux Id: ERL-780

ET 1.6.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Improved documentation.

    Own Id: OTP-15190

ET 1.6.2

Improvements and New Features

  • Calls to erlang:get_stacktrace() are removed.

    Own Id: OTP-14861

ET 1.6.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Tools are updated to show Unicode atoms correctly.

    Own Id: OTP-14464

ET 1.6

Improvements and New Features

  • Update selector to utilize new garbage collection trace tags.

    Own Id: OTP-13545

ET 1.5.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The et application must continue to use erlang:now/0 in order to obtain timestamps that are consistent with timestamps obtained from tracing. The application has been updated to suppress the warning for erlang:now/0.

    Own Id: OTP-12780

ET 1.5

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Application upgrade (appup) files are corrected for the following applications:

    asn1, common_test, compiler, crypto, debugger, dialyzer, edoc, eldap, erl_docgen, et, eunit, gs, hipe, inets, observer, odbc, os_mon, otp_mibs, parsetools, percept, public_key, reltool, runtime_tools, ssh, syntax_tools, test_server, tools, typer, webtool, wx, xmerl

    A new test utility for testing appup files is added to test_server. This is now used by most applications in OTP.

    (Thanks to Tobias Schlager)

    Own Id: OTP-11744

Improvements and New Features

  • Removed gs based applications and gs based backends. The observer application replaces the removed applications.


    Own Id: OTP-10915


Improvements and New Features

  • The encoding of the notes.xml file has been changed from latin1 to utf-8 to avoid future merge problems.

    Own Id: OTP-11310


Improvements and New Features

  • Use erlang:demonitor(Ref, [flush]) where applicable. Thanks to Loïc Hoguin.

    Own Id: OTP-11039

  • Rename and document lists:zf/2 as lists:filtermap/2. Thanks to Anthony Ramine.

    Own Id: OTP-11078


Improvements and New Features

  • Where necessary a comment stating encoding has been added to Erlang files. The comment is meant to be removed in Erlang/OTP R17B when UTF-8 becomes the default encoding.

    Own Id: OTP-10630


Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix typo in ET doc (Thanks to Ricardo Catalinas Jiménez)

    Own Id: OTP-10119


Improvements and New Features

  • The GS applications is now deprecated and will be removed in the R16 release. The following GS-based applications have been superseded by the Observer application and will removed in R16: Appmon, Pman, Tv.


    Own Id: OTP-9907

ET 1.4.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Dialyzer warnings have been fixed.

    Own Id: OTP-9470

ET 1.4.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The popup window 'contents viewer' did not display properly on Windows.

    Own Id: OTP-9238

ET 1.4.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix error when module et was used in et_selector trace patterns.

    Own Id: OTP-8904

ET 1.4.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed broken links in the documentation.

    Own Id: OTP-8796

Improvements and New Features

  • Fixed gui crash on windows.

    Own Id: OTP-8830

ET 1.4

Improvements and New Features

  • Thanks to Olle Mattsson the GUI parts are rewritten to use wxWidgets. For the time being it is still possible to use the old GS based version of the tool, but it is deprecated. The wxWidgets based version is started by default.

    A print function has been added, in order to enable printing of sequence charts.

    A new tutorial has been added to the documentation. It is based on Jayson Vantuyl's article

    The functions et:trace_me/4 and et:trace_me/5 has been introduced in order to replace the deprecated functions et:report_event/4 and et:report_event/5. Hopefully the new names makes it a little more obvious what the intended usage of the functions are.

    The max_events configuration parameter to et_viewer is not used any more. Now the event cache in the Viewer only contains those events that actually are displayed in the GUI.

    Own Id: OTP-8058

ET 1.3.3

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation is now built with open source tools (xsltproc and fop) that exists on most platforms. One visible change is that the HTML frames are removed.

    Own Id: OTP-8201

ET 1.3.2

Improvements and New Features

  • The start module in the app file has been corrected.

    Own Id: OTP-8078

ET 1.3.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Changed copyright

    Own Id: OTP-7830

ET 1.3

Improvements and New Features

  • Adjusted copyright

    Own Id: OTP-6985

ET 1.0.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Document source changed from SGML to XML.

    Own Id: OTP-6774


Improvements and New Features

  • Minor Makefile changes.

    Own Id: OTP-6689

Event Tracer (ET) 1.0

Improvements and new features

This is the first release of the Event Tracer (ET) as a stand-alone application separated from the Megaco application.