Erlang/OTP 17.5 has been released

April 01, 2015 · by Henrik Nord

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

You can download the full source distribution from

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: tagged “OTP-17.5”

The Windows binary distribution can be downloaded from

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

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