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Updated information about release naming.

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<marker id="version-table"/>
<title> Which version of Erlang am I running?</title>
<p>
- Erlang uses different version numbers for different parts
- of the system, so the message you see when you start Erlang
- doesn't reveal which release you're using:
+ Starting with R13A, the message you see when you start
+ Erlang actually tells which release you are running:
+ </p>
+
+ <pre>
+ Erlang R13B (erts-5.7.1) [smp:4:4] [rq:4] [async-threads:0] [kernel-poll:false]
+
+ Eshell V5.7.1 (abort with ^G)
+ </pre>
+
+ <p>
+ From Erlang code, in recent releases,
+ call <c>erlang:system_info(otp_release)</c>
+ to find out which release you are running.
+ </p>
+ <p>
+ In earlier releses, the message you saw when you
+ started Erlang didn't show you the version number of
+ OTP:
</p>
<pre>
Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.1.1 [source]
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</pre>
<p>
- The start script reveals more information:
+ The start script revealed some more information:
</p>
<pre>
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<section><title>What's the current version of (Open Source) Erlang?</title>
- <p>
- R13B-1 (``Release 12B, patchlevel 1'') was released in
- April 2009. As further patches are released, the "current"
- version becomes R13B-2, R13B-3 etc. This curious version
- numbering scheme is also used on Ericsson mobile phones,
- for instance my phone is an R1F phone...
-
- </p><p> Major releases typically come somewhere between six
- and twelve months apart.
+ <p>R13B was released in April 2009. As further patches are
+ released, the "current" version becomes R13B01, R13B02 etc.
+ This curious version numbering scheme is also used on Ericsson
+ mobile phones, for instance my phone is an R1F phone...</p>
+
+
+ <p>Before the R13 releases, releases were named R12B-0, R12B-1,
+ R12B-2 etc.
+
+ </p><p>Major releases typically come somewhere between 12
+ and 18 months apart.
</p><p>
Components of Erlang have their own version numbers, for

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