OTP 23.2 has been released

OTP 23.2 Readme File

OTP 23.2 Source File (248)

OTP 23.2 Windows 32-bit Binary File (248)

OTP 23.2 Windows 64-bit Binary File (248)

OTP 23.2 HTML Documentation File (248)

OTP 23.2 Man Pages File (248)

Erlang/OTP 23.2 is the second maintenance patch release for OTP 23, with mostly bug fixes as well as a few improvements.

A few of the changes and highlights are:


Handle extraneous certs in certificate chains as well as chains that are incomplete but can be reconstructed or unordered chains. The cert and certfile options will now accept a list of certificates so that the user may specify the chain explicitly.

Potential incompatibility


Improved the API and documentation of the uri_string module. Added a new chapter to the Users Guide about Uniform Resource Identifiers and their handling with the new API. Added two new API functions: uri_string:allowed_characters/0 and uri_string:percent_decode/1.

This change has been marked as potentially incompatible as uri_string:normalize/2 used to decode percent-encoded character triplets that corresponded to characters not in the reserved set. After this change, uri_string:normalize/2 will only decode those percent-encoded triplets that correspond to characters in the unreserved set (ALPHA / DIGIT / "-" / "." / "_" / "~").

A full list of bug fixes and improvements in the readme.

Download and documentation

Online documentation can be browsed here:

The Erlang/OTP source can also be found at GitHub on the official Erlang repository:

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.

Source Versions and Windows Binaries for Patches

Information about all released OTP versions since OTP 17.0 can be found at the OTP Versions Tree page. This information includes a link to the GitHub source tag, and a link to the README. As of OTP 23, Windows binaries can also be downloaded from here for all patches.

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).