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<title>Questions about this FAQ</title>
<prepared>Matthias Lang</prepared>
<section><title>Where can I get the latest version of the FAQ?</title>
The <url href="">
open source Erlang website </url>.
<section><title>What's new?</title>
<title>May 2009</title>
<p>Updated for R13B-1, fixed broken links</p>
<p>Updated the sections related to type checking to focus on
or mention dialyzer.</p>
<p>Added to the list of known high-profile commercial and
academic users.</p>
<p>Updated the conference section to cover the Erlang exchange
conferences in SF and London.</p>
<p>Mentioned the #erlang IRC channel.</p>
<title>January 2009</title>
<p>Updated for R12B-5, fixed broken links</p>
<p>Erlang now has public GIT, Bazaar and
CVS <seealso marker="obtaining#repositories">repositories</seealso></p>
<title>March 2008</title>
<p>Updated for R12B-1, fixed broken links</p>
<title>November 2007</title>
<p>Migrated the FAQ source from docbook to OTP's own docbuilder</p>
<p>Updated for R11B-5, fixed broken links</p>
<p>New question: <seealso marker="how_do_i#stderr">How do I
write to standard error on a unix system?</seealso></p>
<title>May 2007</title>
<p>Updated for R11B-4</p>
<p>Added a link to the new Joe Armstrong book.</p>
<p>New question: <seealso marker="obtaining#eeps">How can
I propose changes to the language itself?</seealso>
<p>New question: <seealso marker="academic#priority-receive">Can
a process receive messages with varying priorities?</seealso>
<p>Added CEAN ( to the 'obtaining' section.
<p>Removed the "why is the release so big?" question.
Given the bandwidth available to most people nowadays, the
question is no longer of general interest.
<section><title>Where do I ask questions which are not answered in this FAQ?</title>
In most cases, the best place is the <em>erlang-questions</em>
mailing list at <url href=""></url>. Anyone can
<url href="">subscribe.</url>
<section><title>The answer to question 2.4 is wrong!</title>
If you've found an editorial error in the FAQ (broken link,
an addition to a list of links, typo, ambiguity, badly
expressed answer, etc.), send some mail to
<url href=""></url> and I'll fix it.
Problems along the lines of "the advice about
the importance of type checking is complete drivel" might
be of general interest on the <em>erlang-questions</em>
mailing list at <url
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