Last Week in Pony - November 3, 2019

Sunday, November 03, 2019 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

Pony 0.33.0 is out! This release includes changes to the pony runtime options and a major step toward providing prebuild binaries for Linux platforms. This is the first Ponyc release availible as tar.gz packages for x86-based Linux distributions. The ponyup tool will soon support managing release and nightly installations of pony toolchains.

Items of note

  • Pony 0.33.0 has been released. See the release notes for full details. Lots going on, you’ll have to check the notes to get the full scoop.

  • Audio from the October 29, 2019 Pony sync is available here.

  • On Wednesday, Brian and Sean did a second livestream of Sean teaching Brian Pony. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODelwNLePRA

  • The Pony Playground is still offline. Paul who has been hosting it for the last couple of years has been away and the machine it runs on is completely offline.

    We are working on arranging hosting that multiple team members will have full access to. Once we get that (we are talking to a couple of different providers about getting free hosting), then we will set up a new playground. By having multiple people have full account access, we hope to avoid this situation in the future. Previously, because Sean and Joe had root access to the playground, they could fix any issues. They can’t this time because the machine appears to be completely offline or at least, completely locked up as no remote access is possible.

    We’d like to thank Paul for donating hosting for the last couple of years. It’s been a huge boon to the community and he was awesome to step up not only with hosting for the playground but, getting it set up and doing regular maintenance.

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AUTHOR

Theo Butler

Theo is a Pony contributor and student at Drexel University. His interests include persistent data structures, programming languages, and blues rock.