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Last Week in Pony - October 6, 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

  • Audio from the October 1st, 2019 Pony sync is available here. This call is a little different than our usual sync calls. We didn’t discuss any open issues, PRs, and whatnot. Instead, we discussed some issues around how we are going to handle LLVM going forward.

  • Version 0.1.1 of the library-scaffolding-generator has been released. It contains a fix for a syntax error in the generated Makefile. Thanks to Ryan H for the fix!

  • There’s been a change to how we build the latest and alpine ponyc Docker images. This probably doesn’t affect you unless you have CI set up for a personal Pony project. Prior to Saturday, October 5th, the latest and alpine images were built on DockerHub. As of the 5th, the images are now built on CircleCI and pushed to DockerHub. Everything should be exactly the same as before other than a change in where the images are built. If you experience any oddities that you didn’t experience prior to this change, please stop by the zulip and let us know.

  • Andrew Turley started doing Inktober using Pony to generate SVG images that he then plots. He’s posting the images on his Twitter account and has a GitHub repo where you can see the code.


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