The announcement got posted around online today:
Excited for folks to start using it!
The compiler got a lot faster, but the blog post does not emphasize that at all.
This is because I’d like to set up a survey of how long 0.19.1 builds are taking on different computers and different size projects. My plan is to create a script that can measure this in a reasonable way, then share it here and solicit data from folks who are using 0.19.1 with larger projects. We need to wait until folks are upgraded to 0.19.1 though, so this will be some days or weeks in the future.
Anyway, I think it will make for a pretty interesting blog post!
Blog posts usually cause an influx of new people, so the online forums may be a bit more active and unpredictable than normal.
I suspect there will be some frustrated folks asking questions as a new batch of people go through the learning process, so try to remember the chat tips.
At the end of the day, some folks will love the language, and others will find that it is not really for them. (Like cilantro?) That’s just how it goes!
Finally, thank you to everyone who helped out with testing 0.19.1. This process produced a bunch of nice improvements, and I am really happy with how 0.19.1 turned out in the end!