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+To: erlang patches <erlang-patches@erlang.org>
+Subject: What's cooking in erlang/otp (2010-02-18)
+X-dev-at: 64d4c5a1a59b00596dd196b1c204825828c246b9
+
+This is the final What's cooking before the R13B04 release.
+
+I have updated the Stalled section with some more branches,
+and added an "Action expected from" line to each, to make
+it clear who is responsible for making the next step to
+advance the topic.
+
+I will take this opportunity to thank everyone that have
+sent us patches. There are currently in the dev branch
+one or more commits from 32 persons from outside the
+Erlang/OTP team (a few more patches have been included in
+some way or another into the release without being visible
+in the history in the git repository). I have not counted,
+but I think we have never included so many pathes from
+open-source contributors in any previous release.
+
+------------------------------------------------------------
+[Graduated]
+
+* bg/erl_bif_types (hipe) (2010-02-13) 4 commits
+ + Add types for erts_debug:lock_counters/1 (6d2d8b9)
+ + Add types for os:timestamp/0 (3f2a3a5)
+ + Add types for erts_debug:dist_ext_to_term/2 (11d4aab)
+ + erl_bif_types: add 'http_bin' as a valid packet option (4df5137)
+
+* dgud/emacs-mode (tools) (2010-01-26) 2 commits
+ + Added the old style skeletons, and a variable to change. (2cbe853)
+ + Move code skeletons to a separate file. Use the updated skeletons from the Erlware Mode. (b4fd161)
+
+* jn/sasl-format_report (sasl) (2010-01-27) 1 commit
+ + Added sasl_report:format_report/3 to return a string rather than send an io (109a257)
+
+* kr/odbc-netinet (odbc) (2010-02-10) 1 commit
+ + Fix ODBC compilation error on FreeBSD by adding netinet/in.h to #include macros (5c6be09)
+
+* ks/cleanups (asn1, os_mon, parsetools, percept, runtime_tools, sasl, wx) (2010-02-13) 13 commits
+ + percept: Clean up as suggested by tidier (a8bf1fe)
+ + percept: Modernize types and specs (f2592e6)
+ + parsetools: Don't use 'try...of' when 'try' will do (c12397f)
+ + parsetools: Use %% for comments at the beginning of a line (152088b)
+ + parsetools: Replace lists:keysearch/3 with lists:keyfind/3 (b573c21)
+ + parsetools: Modernize types and specs (3117c77)
+ + parsetools: Replace TABs with spaces (08e2d74)
+ + runtime_tools: Modernize specs (2b451b0)
+ + sasl: Eliminate tuple used as fun (c394654)
+ + sasl: Add missing modules to app file (b8527e1)
+ + asn1: Clean up as suggested by tidier (37b274d)
+ + os_mon: Modernize types and specs (c40e8d0)
+.
+.
+.
+
+* ks/hipe (dialyzer, hipe, syntax_tools, typer) (2010-02-16) 8 commits
+ + dialyzer: Fix system_limit exception in race analysis (abe48c2)
+ + syntax_tools: Add types and specs for most exported functions (8b7dd06)
+ + syntax_tools: Support the --enable-native-libs configure option (649d313)
+ + syntax_tools: Remove $Id$ annotations (b366554)
+ + dialyzer: New version for the R13B04 release (a9c8a24)
+ + hipe: Miscellaneous additions (cdd3a82)
+ + typer: New version for the R13B04 release (eab3576)
+ + Fix a HiPE compiler bug evaluating an expression that throws system_limit (63c1378)
+
+* tj/asn1_macro_prefix (asn1) (2010-02-04) 1 commit
+ + Add support for prefixing macro names generated by the compiler (9d247b1)
+
+* va/rb-improvements (sasl) (2009-12-25) 4 commits
+ + New rb:filter/2 to filter reports by date (242c70e)
+ + New rb:filter/1 function to ease report filtering (e99ec8e)
+ + Modify rb:grep/1 to grep reports using the re module (501b923)
+ + Fix minor typo in read_report/1 (2356f4e)
+
+------------------------------------------------------------
+[New topics]
+
+* bg/compiler-bugs (otp) (2010-02-16) 1 commit
+ - bug: inlining a module causes an internal compiler error (f77e8aa)
+
+Reminder for a (low priority) bug to fix after the R13B04 release.
+
+* gl/jinterface-pom (jinterface, otp) (2010-02-15) 2 commits
+ - Exclude jinterface build artifact from git (37e9289)
+ - Add pom.xml for jinterface build (5405d48)
+
+* mh/ssh_channel-init-no-catch (ssh) (2010-01-25) 1 commit
+ - Remove pointless catch from ssh_channel:init/1. (bb7eaa5)
+
+* ra/include-public_key-in-ssh (ssh) (2010-01-20) 1 commit
+ - Added public_key among ssh applications. (3a0c2c5)
+
+------------------------------------------------------------
+[Stalled]
+
+* at/odbc_osx_fix (odbc) (2009-11-30) 1 commit
+ - Workaround broken ODBC implementation on OSX 10.5 (88c71c9)
+
+The patch in itself is good. It solves the problem on Mac OS X
+in the only way that seems possible. Unfortunately, our
+test cases fail on Linux, and fixing it seems to require a
+backward-incompatible change to the API of the odbc module or
+ugly workarounds. The reviewer (Jakob Cederlund) will email
+the details and suggest and/or implement a solution.
+
+Action expected from: OTP/Jakob Cederlund
+
+* bg/safer-local_to_univ (erts) (2010-02-11) 1 commit
+ - erl_time_sup.c: test for error return from mktime() (0f62f0b)
+
+We will not include this branch in R13B04 for two reasons:
+
+ o We are not 100% sure that this change is harmless on all
+ platforms in all timezones.
+ o We have an idea how the underlying problem can be fixed in
+ the calendar module (only) and I plan to try it out after the
+ release. We will keep this branch in pu as a reminder.
+
+Action expected from: Björn Gustavsson
+
+* db/tv_nthtail_fix (tv) (2009-12-01) 1 commit
+ - Fix for tv which restarts while trying to open a table (abe0759)
+
+I should have put this into the stalled state earlier.
+
+Since our long-term goal is to migrate from gs towards wx,
+maintaining the old gs applications has a low priority for
+the Erlang/OTP team. Therefore, we will accept patches that
+seem sound, but we are unlikely to spend much of our own time
+fixing bugs.
+
+The author of this topic branch has found the real reason for
+the problem, but uncovered additional issues.
+
+Action expected from: The topic author - to decide whether to
+include the topic branch (which is a workaround, but does eliminate
+the crash) or to wait for a better fix from himself or someone else
+with an interest to advance the topic.
+
+* jp/dependencies_makefile (compiler, erts) (2010-02-14) 3 commits
+ - squash! eliminate dialyzer warning (434e2ca)
+ - squash! fix snprintf for Windows (bf2708d)
+ - Add dependencies Makefile generation to erlc(1) and compile(3) (7cbc437)
+
+Approved in principle by the OTP Technical Board; now awaits a closer
+review of the implementation.
+
+Action expected from: Björn Gustavsson (the reviewer)
+
+* kr/gs-browser (gs) (2010-02-10) 1 commit
+ - Change lib/gs/src/tool_utils.erl to select multiple browsers other than Netscape (802d159)
+
+This topic branch introduces a new call to the deprecated regexp module.
+
+Action expected from: Topic author or anyone else with an interest to
+advance the topic
+
+------------------------------------------------------------
+[Cooking]
+
+* bd/mnesia-activity-subscription (mnesia) (2010-02-12) 1 commit
+ - Add mnesia activity subscription message (a564dd3)
+
+* bg/temp-hipe-fixes (compiler, hipe, kernel) (2010-01-31) 4 commits
+ - Crudely fix return type for the lists:key{search,find,member}/3 (0e3ab3e)
+ - seq_trace_SUITE: Don't native-compile (c9fc04b)
+ - Disable native code if on_load is used (bd4fe28)
+ - andor_SUITE: Don't native-compile (8aadc4c)
+
+This branch contains temporary workarounds to avoid failing test
+cases and is never intended to graduate.
+
+* kl/extensibility-implied (asn1) (2010-02-05) 3 commits
+ - Updated ticket reference (46d01f9)
+ - Add support for EXTENSIBILITY IMPLIED, SET/SEQ OF NamedType (185187c)
+ - Updated version number for the next version of ASN1 (6f855f3)
+
+* ks/cleanups-after-r13b04 (debugger, docbuilder, gs, kernel, stdlib) (2010-02-07) 8 commits
+ - debugger: Clean up as suggested by tidier (3ee6718)
+ - docbuilder: Clean up as suggested by tidier (e9ddf18)
+ - gs: Clean up as suggested by tidier (b72b682)
+ - Take out type declarations from file.hrl. (bbaee4c)
+ - stdlib: Use fun object instead of {M,F} tuple (4e68a89)
+ - ets: Cleanup as suggested by tidier (83b3cad)
+ - kernel: Add types and specs + cleanup (649066e)
+ - kernel: Clean up as suggested by tidier (70439b9)
+
+------------------------------------------------------------
+[Dropped]
+
+* kr/sasl-typo-fix (sasl) (2010-02-10) 1 commit
+ . sasl: Fix typo (b798e9b)
+
+Duplicate of commit 2356f4e in va/rb-improvements.
+

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