Last Week in Pony - July 11, 2021

Sunday, July 11, 2021 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

There are new releases available for ponyc and ponyup. There is also a request for Intel Mac users to help test a branch of ponyc.

Items of note

  • Audio from the July 6, 2021 Pony development sync call is available.

Releases

  • Version 0.42.0 of ponylang/ponyc has been released. See the release notes for more details.

  • Version 0.6.4 of ponylang/ponyup has been released. See the release notes for more details.


Sean T. Allen writes:

I need one or two people to help with some testing. Requirements to help.

I need someone with an Intel Mac running Big Sur and another person with an Intel Mac running either Catalina or Mojave.

If you can help, please let me know.

What is going to be involved:

  • cloning a test branch of ponyc
  • building ponyc from source
  • using that ponyc to compile a hello world program and verify that it links without warnings and runs without issues

then finally, the Big Sur user will make the ponyc they build AND the hello world they built available to the Mojave/Catalina user who will verify they can use them both without issue.

If you can assist, please stop by the Zulip and let me know.


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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.