Last Week in Pony - August 4, 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
Recording of the July 30, 2019 Pony developer sync is available here.
@rkallos is now a Pony committer! Welcome to the team Richard.
The Makefile that is included with our library-project-starter has been greatly enhanced. After the recent changes, the Makefile will now:
- only rebuild test binary if source files have changed
- supports compiling example applications
- supports release and debug configurations for building
- using pony stable or ponyc to compile
See the USAGE document for more information.
Sean T. Allen:
We need you to help test out the nightly builds of ponyc and stable.
The ponyc nightly is a .tar.gz archive that should work on any x86-64 glibc based Linux. stable is a static binary that should work on any x86-64 Linux.
We need your help in verifying that they work without issue. Please download them and put em through their paces. Please report any issues on their respective repos.
The nightlies are available in this temporary testing repo and once will be moved to a more official one later. In the meantime, please help out and give em a try:
New packages are uploaded every day around midnight UTC.
Some members of the community have already joined in and reported some issues for the ponyc nightly builds. Please lend a hand as well.
Sean T. Allen:
main.actor needs you! Yes, you! (If you are a JS/CSS wielding lover of Pony)
main.actor, our package discovery website (kind of like Ruby gems) is going to go live with an early version in August. The site is powered by a Gatsby website that @ChristopherBiscardi put together. It’s an excellent starting point. Going forward, we are going to want to add a lot of additional functionality and features.
News and Blog Posts
- John Mumm’s CurryOn London talk “Safely Sharing Data: Reference Capabilities in Pony” has gone up on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1JfYa413fY.
Interested in making a change, or keeping up with changes to Pony? Check out the RFC repo. Contributors welcome!