Last Week in Pony - October 22, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 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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Pony 0.20.0 released

Pony grew up a bit and we are proud to tell you that release 0.20.0 is out!

With this release we fixed some possible issues with OSX installs. If you have those issues we really recommend upgrading. Also the stdlib experienced a small breaking (but really helpful) change in the buffered.Writer class. Read up the details in the release notes.

Pony Stable 0.1.1 released

Pony-stable, the Pony dependency mananger, matured a lot and we celebrate its 0.1.1 release. More details are waiting to be read in the release notes. Bugs have been fixed and it is now able to print its own version: stable version. How meta!

News and Blogposts

  • codec-abc kindly gave us a glimpse into what its like starting out with Pony. Check out his My First Pony post! If you also want to let us know what your first experiences with Pony are, drop a line to SeanTAllen.

Items of note

  • The Pony development sync took place last week on Wednesday 3:30 PM (GMT-04:00) America/New York. Did you miss out? Don’t worry! We recorded the whole thing. Get the Audio right now! It features Sean (as himself) talking about his thrilling work on runtime backpressure.

RFCs

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

AUTHOR

Matthias Wahl

Matthias is a mediocre programmer who is obsessed with lightweight concurrency primitives and property based testing. Secret Superpowers include: Confusing people on IRC.