[rabbitmq-discuss] does anybody depend on Erlang/OTP R11?

Toby White toby.o.h.white at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 17 12:54:54 GMT 2009

This may not affect your decision, but we're running Ubuntu Hardy  
specifically because of the promise of long term support, and Hardy is  
stuck at R11B5.

There are probably backports available, and in extremis we can compile  
up erlang ourselves, but obviously we'd rather stick as close to the  
supported package versions as possible. So unless Hardy is upgraded,  
there will be a barrier to us (and anyone else in this situation)  
following any Rabbit releases which depend on later versions.


On 17 Feb 2009, at 11:13, Matthias Radestock wrote:

> To date RabbitMQ has been targeting Erlang/OTP R11 - it runs fine on
> more recent releases but the code only has dependencies on R11 APIs,  
> our
> "binary" distributions are compiled for R11 (if they were compiled for
> R12 they wouldn't run on an R11 Erlang), and our Windows bundle  
> contains
> R11B-5.
> R11 is getting quite old and we'd like to start targeting R12B-3 so  
> that
> we can take advantage of some of the features introduced in the later
> releases, and ditch the various workarounds we have in place for R11  
> bugs.
> R12B-3 or later is available as a package for many OS distributions,
> such as Ubuntu Intrepid, EPEL and macports. However, we have been
> holding back on the switch to R12 because the stable Debian  
> distribution
> only contained R11. With the release of Debian "lenny" a few days ago
> that has changed - it contains R12B-3.
> So my question is this:
> Does anybody have a dependency on running the R11 version of Erlang/ 
> OTP?
> Regards,
> Matthias.
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