The Erlang issue tracker is here

By brucify | Published: October 22, 2015

The new Erlang Issue Tracker is here!

The OTP team and Industrial Erlang User Group has announced a new issue tracker to replace the erlang-bugs mailing list.
The days of going through the mail archive to find Erlang bugs is over.




1. Where can I see the issues?

Go to Issues.


2. Will I still be able to use erlang-bugs mailing list?

We recommend you to report new bugs at instead. You are still able to use erlang-bugs and see its archives, but we won’t be looking at it as often. We will gradually phase out the erlang-bugs mailing list.


3. What types of issue can I report?

Bug, Improvement, New Feature.


4. Which information do I provide when reporting a new issue?

You need to provide a summary of the issue. Optionally, you can specify the affected OTP version(s), OTP application(s), Attachment, Linked Issues and a custom label.


5. Can I watch or vote for an issue?


6. Can I help correct or complement an issue?

Yes. You can comment under an issue, or use Edit or Link if an issue is missing information. You can also add attachments or screenshots.


7. What do the different issue statuses mean?

Open: The issue is open and ready for the assignee to start work on it.

In Progress: This issue is being actively worked on at the moment by the assignee.

Needs Review: A resolution has been taken, and it is awaiting verification by reporter. From here issues are either reopened, or are closed.

Resolved: The issue is considered finished, the resolution is correct. Issues which are closed can be reopened.


8. What is the connection with Github and pull requests?

When you submit a pull request on Github, mention the issue ID (e.g. “ER-1”) in the title of the pull request to make it visible on JIRA.


9. Who can be assigned to an issue?

Reporters can assign an issue to themselves. Developers who are approved can be assigned an issue.Contact OTP team or IEUG for more information.


10. Who can change the status of an issue?

Reporters can change the status of their own issues. Developers who are approved can be change the status of an issue. Contact OTP team or IEUG for more information.


11. Why is JIRA chosen to as the issue tracker?

JIRA is used by the OTP team internally and provides easy integration with our internal ticket tracking system. Used by other open source projects such as Scala, Clojure, MongoDB etc.

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