Last Week in Pony - March 29, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

The ‘Force declaration of FFI functions’ RFC has entered final comment period. OpenSSL and LibreSSL builders have been updated. There are also some releases from last week.

Items of note

  • Audio from the March 23, 2021 Pony development sync call is available.

  • @mfelche writes: Again we met and worked on our roaring bitmap implementation (baby-steps) but I tried to sneak in some valuable pony develpment knowledge. Give it a shot here if you missed the call: https://sync-recordings.ponylang.io/roaring-bitmap/2021_03_25.mp4

  • A new “with OpenSSL” builder has been added for use by projects that need a Pony builder image with OpenSSL. The new image includes OpenSSL1.1.1k. The existing builder with OpenSSL1.1.1g will be deprecated on a date after May 1st, 2021. After that date. it will stop receiving updates although, the previous versions of the builder will continue to exist.

  • A new “with LibreSSL” builder has been added for use by projects that need a Pony builder image with LibreSSL. The new image includes LibreSSL 3.2.5. The existing builder with LibreSSL 3.1.2 will be deprecated on a date after May 1st, 2021. After that date. it will stop receiving updates although, the previous versions of the builder will continue to exist.

  • pony-templates, a text-based template engine, saw the light of day.

Releases

  • Version 0.1.2 of ponylang/appdirs has been released. See the release notes for more details.

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

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

  • Version 0.1.6 of ponylang/library-documentation-action has been released. See the release notes for more details.

  • Version 0.3.0 of ponylang/readme-version-updater-action has been released. See the release notes for more details.

RFCs

Final Comment Period


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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.