Hi folks, This is a meta question about being informed in the community. What are the venues to know in what's happening with zig? As a relative outsider*, I and know of these choices: 1. Hang out in #freenode_#zig for ~2 days (or read chat history) and figure out what's up. This gives most information, but quite "labor intensitve". I did it a few times. It's fun to join from time to time, especially when I have a technical zig question (thanks Andrew for fixing a few bugs quickly!), but gets tiring after a while. 2. Read blogs/headlines: Andrew's blog, ziglang.org news, and maybe a few entries linked from HN. This gives good signal, but rarely. 3. Video recordings of online meetings. The last one I watched was "zig 2021 roadmap". It was ~50 minutes; while it was fun to watch, informational, but it contained much less information than 50 minutes of engagement can deliver otherwise. Is there something in the works for more regular, preferably "readable" (i.e. not voice or video, text) updates? I recognize zig itself, and comms around it, is the community's business — and am not able to contribute myself. But informing the community could be in everyone's interest, including widening it by spreading the news. In my humble opinion, something like TWIM (but perhaps monthly for zig?) would be exactly how I would personally like it. :) Is there something in the works? Sincerely, Motiejus [*] I am donating a small amount monthly, and am playing with the build ecosystem, see  and . : https://github.com/ziglang/zig/issues/7917 : https://github.com/ziglang/zig/issues/7915 : https://matrix.org/blog/category/this-week-in-matrix
> Motiejus Jakštys <email@example.com> hat am 28. April 2021 um 11:25 geschrieben: > > > Hi folks, > > This is a meta question about being informed in the community. What are > the venues to know in what's happening with zig? > Hi! For me, as a spectator, I found the projects page on github very interesting. Perhaps it gives a simple idea for actual priorities. I wish you all the best and luck, Gregor
Heya! > Is there something in the works for more regular, preferably "readable" > (i.e. not voice or video, text) updates? I have the Github repo on "watch everything" and receive all Issue/Pull Request comments. It gives a pretty good overview of what happens in general, but is also missing everything people do directly to the source tree. > I recognize zig itself, and comms around it, is the community's business > — and am not able to contribute myself. But informing the community > could be in everyone's interest, including widening it by spreading the > news. > > In my humble opinion, something like TWIM (but perhaps monthly for > zig?) would be exactly how I would personally like it. :) I think something like a quick monthly newsletter by the maintainers would be cool. Just "We worked on the stage-2 frontend generating IR separately per file, we now have a new detection for CPU features, ..." Just my two cents - xq
Hi all, I’m also a spectator and a (new) sponsor and I’d really enjoy something like the proposed monthly/weekly mailing list. I really admire what the Zig crew is doing, keep at it. Looking forward to spending some time getting into Zig myself. Best regards, Jacopo.
Dear list, Am 28. April 2021 um 12:03 Uhr +0200 schrieb Jacopo Scazzosi: > I’m also a spectator and a (new) sponsor and I’d really enjoy > something like the proposed monthly/weekly mailing list. Likewise, I am a quiet watcher, though interested in the language. I actually subscribed to this mailinglist in order to hear about what happens, but it turned out to have not quite much traffic. I would suggest: if there is a regular news update, it should be posted to this mailing list. -quintus -- Dipl.-Jur. M. Gülker | https://mg.guelker.eu | For security: Passau, Germany | firstname.lastname@example.org | () Avoid HTML e-mail European Union | PGP: see homepage | /\ http://asciiribbon.org
At the very least, I wonder if a maintainer could make an announcement on this list (or a ziglang-announce list) for new releases, along with a link to the release notes?