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1 Erlang/OTP
2 ==========
3
4 **Erlang** is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft
5 real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of its
6 uses are in telecom, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and
7 instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for
8 concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance.
9
10 **OTP** is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing
11 middle-ware to develop these systems. It includes its own distributed
12 database, applications to interface towards other languages, debugging
13 and release handling tools.
14
15 More information can be found at [erlang.org] [1].
16
17 Building and Installing
18 -----------------------
19
20 Information on building and installing Erlang/OTP can be found
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21 in the [$ERL_TOP/HOWTO/INSTALL.md] [5] document.
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22
23 Contributing to Erlang/OTP
24 --------------------------
25
26 Here are the [instructions for submitting patches] [2].
27
28 In short:
29
30 * We prefer to receive proposed updates via email on the
31 [`erlang-patches`] [3] mailing list rather than through a pull request.
32 Pull requests are not practical because we have a strict policy never to
33 merge any untested changes to the development branch (the only exception
34 being **obviously** correct changes, such as corrections of typos).
35
36 * We merge all proposed updates to the `pu` (*proposed updates*) branch,
37 typically within one working day.
38
39 * At least once a day, the contents of the `pu` branch will be built on
40 several platforms (Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows, and so on) and
41 automatic test suites will be run. We will email you if any problems are
42 found.
43
44 * If a proposed change builds and passes the tests, it will be reviewed
45 by one or more members of the Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson. The reviewer
46 may suggest improvements that are needed before the change can be accepted
47 and merged.
48
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49 * Once or twice a week, a status email called ["What's cooking in Erlang/OTP"] [4]
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50 will be sent to the [`erlang-patches`] [3] mailing list.
51
52 Copyright and License
53 ---------------------
54
55 > %CopyrightBegin%
56 >
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57 > Copyright Ericsson AB 2010-2012. All Rights Reserved.
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58 >
59 > The contents of this file are subject to the Erlang Public License,
60 > Version 1.1, (the "License"); you may not use this file except in
61 > compliance with the License. You should have received a copy of the
62 > Erlang Public License along with this software. If not, it can be
63 > retrieved online at http://www.erlang.org/.
64 >
65 > Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS"
66 > basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See
67 > the License for the specific language governing rights and limitations
68 > under the License.
69 >
70 > %CopyrightEnd%
71
72
73
74 [1]: http://www.erlang.org
75 [2]: http://wiki.github.com/erlang/otp/submitting-patches
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76 [3]: http://www.erlang.org/static/doc/mailinglist.html
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77 [4]: http://erlang.github.com/otp/
78 [5]: HOWTO/INSTALL.md
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