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Please welcome kprotty to the Core Zig Team 2 months ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

Hey everyone,

I am pleased to announce our newest Zig team member, kprotty. If you've 
interacted with him, you know that he has an insatiable appetite for 
concurrency-related performance, based on a deep understanding that only 
comes from dedication and experimentation.

Check out his related Showtime talks:

  [1] Build Build-A-Barging Lock
  [2] Schedulers and Stuff

[1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMqKaKg_gvw
[2]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRsXxtHGv90

Please welcome Frank Denis to the Core Zig Team 4 months ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

Hey everyone,

I am pleased to announce our newest Zig team member, Frank. He has 
completely organized, modernized, fixed, and fleshed out std.crypto, as 
well as other parts of the standard library. He also delivered a [Zig 
Showtime talk on 25519](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-4_cNAq1uQ).

Frank has shown continued dedication and discipline in contributions
to the Zig programming language project. The quality of his work
speaks for itself.

In addition, Frank has proven to be a steadfast community leader,
setting an example for how to treat others with kindness and respect.

Zig 0.7.1 Released - 69 bugs fixed 7 months ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

Hello everyone!

I'm pleased to announce the release of Zig 0.7.1.

https://ziglang.org/download/#release-0.7.1
https://ziglang.org/download/0.7.1/release-notes.html

Regards,
Andrew

zig 0.7.0 release postponed to 2020-11-07; release party is the next day 9 months ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

Greetings, friends.

Here we are, facing one last postponing of the 0.7.0 release.
Technically, things are progressing as planned. However, last Thursday
my landlord unexpectedly threatened my safety and so I found myself in
an emergency where I had to move myself and all my belongings to a
temporary residence. I'm still figuring out where to go from here while
I get this release out the door, and so I need a little bit extra time.
I'm sorry to postpone the release yet again, but I know a lot of you
would like to try to stick to 0.7.0 rather than track master branch, and
so I want to make sure this one comes out stable enough for that to be a
possibility.

In more uplifting news, Loris is hosting a release party on Zig

zig 0.7.0 release postponed to 2020-11-02 9 months ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

Hello everyone,

Previously, I postponed the release date of Zig 0.7.0 to October 26 of
this month due to the delayed release of LLVM 11. Since then, LLVM 11
released and the llvm11 branch of Zig was merged into master. On that
front we have a green light.

However, I personally am behind on some of the chores associated with
the release, such as typing up release notes, as well as a few issues
that are critical to solve before the release. To be honest I burnt
myself out a little bit last month working on #6250 [1] and I've been
trying to have a bit more work-life balance this month to recover.

So I am taking more week before cutting the tag. This will give enough

Please welcome Jakub Konka to the Core Zig Team 10 months ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

Why hello frens,

I am pleased to announce our newest Zig team member, Jakub. He has been
doing excellent work on Windows file system abstractions in the standard
library, and recently has been working on [MachO
linking](https://twitter.com/kubkon/status/1311206551835697152).

Jakub has shown continued dedication and discipline in contributions
to the Zig programming language project. The quality of his work
speaks for itself.

In addition, Jakub has proven to be a steadfast community leader,
setting an example for how to treat others with kindness and respect.

Please welcome Alex Nask to the Core Zig Team 10 months ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

Hello Zig community,

I am pleased to announce our newest Zig team member, Alex. You may know
him from his work on the Zig Language Server project, which I know many
people find instrumental in their ability to use the language.

Alex has shown continued dedication and discipline in contributions
to the Zig programming language project. The quality of Alex's work
speaks for itself.

In addition, Alex has proven to be a steadfast community leader,
setting an example for how to treat others with kindness and respect.

I look forward to working with Alex as we continue to push Zig

zig 0.7.0 release postponed to 2020-10-26 10 months ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

Hello everyone,

Previously the release date of Zig 0.7.0 was to be September 28 of this
month. However, that was based on LLVM 11 releasing by September 14,
giving us two weeks to prepare after merging the llvm11 branch. Instead,
LLVM planned originally to release August 26th and is still stuck with
some serious [release blocker
bugs](https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46725). I expect to file one
or two more when those are solved, and so it will likely be a couple
more weeks until 11 is cut.

Therefore, the Zig 0.7.0 release is also postponed. I have set the new
date to October 26th.

Re: Good first time tasks in stage2 11 months ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

On 8/8/20 6:07 AM, Maciej Walczak wrote:
> I am looking for ideas for tasks to start on stage2.
> 

In this video I did a sort of demo/tour/overview of stage2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CtQAaWUZrY

That might be a nice introduction to the build process and some of the
tools available to work on stage2.

As far as tasks go, there is plenty to do. Picking something that is the
right difficulty, has low chance of merge conflicts, and does not depend
on other tasks is a bit tricky at the moment.

Announcing the Zig Software Foundation on Saturday, July 11th 1 year, 23 days ago

From Andrew Kelley to ~andrewrk/ziglang

Hello everyone,

Saturday, July 11th (less than 24 hours from now), on Twitch, is the
public debut of the ZSF. It will be entertainment and celebration of the
progress made so far, a couple special announcements, and a discussion
of the future of the Zig project. Loris Cro and I have put some effort
into making this a fun show, and you are all invited to check it out!

Details: https://zig.show/

Andrew