Last Week in Pony - October 15, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 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, or our Zulip community.

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Pony 0.19.3 released

Call this a bug fix release. Lots of bugs fixed. Runtime bugs, compiler bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs. Ok, maybe not quite that many but, if you check out the release notes you’ll find eight. Given there are no breaking API changes in this release, we strongly advise everyone to update as soon as possible.

Items of note

  • Audio from the October 12th, Pony development sync is available for your listening pleasure. I’d love give you a summary but, I had to miss the meeting and haven’t had a chance to listen. I bet you beat me to it, especially if you start right now. As always, head over to our developers’ and have a listen.


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

RFC issues opened

Most of the time, an RFC starts its life as a pull request. Sometimes though, we open issues to get more input when we aren’t sure enough about something to do an RFC. We expect that RFCs will often change from when they are opened. You can think of issues for RFCS as “hey, let’s talk about this”. Last week, we had two:


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 works at Microsoft Research.