We released Urbit
v0.8.0 this week and breached the network. See the release notes. The Arvo sourcecode – previously in its own repository – has been merged into the Urbit repository, and Urbit now builds with Nix.
Amongst many exciting improvements and overall greater network stability,
v0.8.0 comes with a new version of Landscape, which provides a framework for writing new apps and feels much more like using the operating system Urbit is.
We ran into a slew of issues with the network after launch, which were fixed in part thanks to a modification to Vere that allows direct event injection, thanks to Philip
~wicdev-wisryt. You can find
~zod.2019.7.23 relase notes here.
~nidsut-tomdun now the maintainer and release-manager of Urbit, spent much of the past few weeks testing and then shepherding
v0.8.0 out the door.
~master-morzod has also been preparing
v0.8.0 for release, fixing numerous bugs, and simplifying Urbit's automagic DNS (
*.arvo.network). He's also been looking into integrating Jaque – a Graal/Truffle Nock interpreter intended to replace much of Vere – and an
~rovnys-ricfer has made great progress integrating new
%ames "alef". It can nearly say
|hi to itself.
~littel-ponnys has been working on an example social application that makes use of ring signatures in Arvo, called "Safe".
~pitmug-roptec has been rewriting Vere's 'daemon' process – the part that interfaces with the host system – in Haskell toward improved maintainability. He's also working on a new language, called Conq.
~novlud-padtyv and Logan
~tacryt-socryp shipped the new Landscape, which features a brand-new interface designed around an OS-like home screen and the ability to integrate new applications. Landscape too has been merged into the Urbit monorepo.
Until next time.