It was a week dominated by conversations about distributed cycle detection. Both the Pony development sync and Office Hours were almost entirely focused on the topic. Given the somewhat complicated nature of the topic, we expect that it will be a regular source of conversation for a while.
The big news for this week is that we merged and release a safety fix that can have a large impact on performance for applications that send lots of messages that need to be traced by the garbage collector. We’ll be incrementally adding back in performance as we make the compiler smarter.
It was a week of releases and CI changes. We’ve switched from FreeBSD 13.0 to FreeBSD 13.1. We’ve dropped Rocky 8 support (for now anyway). We released a new ponyc with a wicked important bug fix. We released a far less interesting version of corral. So, kids, grab a Moxie, put on some Johnny Cash and dig in. It’s that time again, Last Week in Pony time!
There’s a lot going on in Ponyland. Ok, not as much as say, the world of cryptocurrencies. (Man, they are really cooking with gas!) But hey, there’s still a lot going on, especially given the size of the community. Here’s your update on all the various things from this last week.
We strongly suggest that you settle in because there’s a lot to catch up on from this past week, so, how about you put on Patsy Cline’s Showcase and get reading!
The story of the last week in Pony? Well, I guess you could say it was a story of documentation generation and a story of Windows and a story of DNS. There’s a new Pony compiler version running free on the streets and some Al Green music in the sheets.
Welcome to the latest issue of the “mostly weekly” Pony newsletter “Last Week in Pony”. We’ve got a lot to catch up on as we’ve been a little remiss in keeping a regular LWIP schedule. We suggest the following soundtrack for this week’s episode… “Return of the Mack”.