Last Week in Pony - February 7, 2021

Sunday, February 07, 2021 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

@ergl, also know as Borja o’Cook on the Ponylang Zulip, has become a Pony committer. Also, we have started the process of renaming the default branches on our repos from master to main.

Items of note

  • @ergl, also know as Borja o’Cook on the Ponylang Zulip, has become a Pony committer. Being a Pony committer means that you have a high-level of access to all the Ponylang GitHub repositories with the ability to merge PRs and what-not. Welcome to the team Borja!

  • Audio from the February 2nd, 2021 Pony development sync is available: https://sync-recordings.ponylang.io/r/2021_02_02.m4a

Releases

  • Version 0.4.2 of ponylang/corral has been released. See the release notes for more details.

  • Version 0.1.3 of ponylang/library-documentation-action has been released. See the release notes for more details.

  • Version 0.1.4 of ponylang/library-documentation-action has been released. See the release notes for more details.

  • Version 1.1.2 of ponylang/net_ssl has been released. See the release notes for more details.

  • Version 1.1.1 of ponylang/regex has been released. See the release notes for more details.

  • Version 0.4.0 of ponylang/release-bot-action has been released. See the release notes for more details.


The great default branch renaming

A while ago, GitHub switched the default branch for newly created repos to be main. To keep all our repos in-sync and to work more easily with tools in the future, we’ve been preparing to switch our existing repositories to having the default branch be main.

The renaming will start this week. It will be a slow roll-out. If you visit a repo after its branch has been changed, you will be prompted with a notice on what you need to do to adapt.

git branch -m master main
git fetch origin
git branch -u origin/main main

Should pretty much be what you have to do. We’ll be announcing the changed repos as they happen in the administrative stream on Zulip and also in upcoming issues of Last Week in Pony.


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Theo Butler

Theo is a member of the Pony core team and student at Drexel University. His interests include persistent data structures, programming languages, and writing software while listening to Swancore.