Last Week in Pony - August 6, 2017

Sunday, August 06, 2017 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

Last Week In Pony is a weekly blog post to catch you up on the latest news for the Pony programming language. To learn more about Pony check out our website, our Twitter account @ponylang, our users’ mailing list or join us on IRC.

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0.17.0 and 0.16.1 Released!

Last Sunday, we released Pony 0.16.1. It featured a couple of high-priority bug fixes. As such we recommend upgrading as soon as possible. However, 0.16.0 featured a large breaking change so we suggest you check out the release notes for both before proceeding.

Yesterday, we released Pony 0.17.0. It is highlighted by support for GCC 7 on Linux. Prior to this release, you weren’t able to build Pony with GCC 7 due to a GCC bug. That isn’t all you get with this release though. There’s some nice additional features in there. Check it out!

Items of note

News and Blog Posts

  • Chris Double has written some excellent Pony blogposts. His new one included: “Reference Capabilities, Consume and Recover in Pony”. If you have trouble figuring out when and how to use consume and recover, give this post a read.

  • Video of Sophia Drossopoulou’s PLISS’17 talk “Pony: Actors and Objects” is now available. It’s split into two parts. Part 1. Part 2.

RFCs

Interested in making a change, or keeping up with changes to Pony? Check out the RFC repo. Contributors welcome!

Approved RFCs

Final Comment Period

AUTHOR

Sean T. Allen

Sean is a member of the Pony core team. His turn-ons include programming languages, distributed computing, Hiwatt amplifiers, and Fender Telecasters. His turn-offs include mayonnaise, stirring yogurt, and sloppy code. He is one of the authors of Storm Applied, and VP of Enginerring at Wallaroo Labs.