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Last Week in Pony - March 3, 2019

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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Items of note

  • Pony 0.27.0 has been released.

  • Audio for the February 26, 2019 Pony sync is here.

  • Carl Quinn, also known as @cquinn, has been invited to become a Pony committer. Everyone welcome Carl to the team!

  • Version 0.2.2 of flycheck-pony has been released and is available via MELPA and MELPA-stable.

  • The tutorial now has built-in full-text-search.

    If anyone with more experience in CSS and JS than me ( @mfelsche ) wants to lend a hand in improving the codebase, we would be enormously grateful. Think of the current setup as jQuery and good intentions. How does one even set up a front end project properly, nowadays? You know? Stuff like this.

    If you are interested in assisting, please stop by the #tutorial channel of our Zulip community.

  • Today, we are announcing that we are “deprecating” our IRC channel. Since we opened up a Zulip community, IRC usage has plummeted. Overall community engagement has shot up since we started the Slack. So, the core team recently made the decision to “shut down” the IRC channel. It will continue to exist to prevent squatting but we ask everyone to visit the Zulip community instead.

    Get an invite to join here:

News and Blog Posts

  • Renato Athaydes wrote a little bit about Pony in his blog post: Fearless concurrency: how Clojure, Rust, Pony, Erlang and Dart let you achieve that. Check out the associated Hacker News or /r/programming discussion if that’s your thing.


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

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