~2018.3.5 Update

Galen ~ravmel-ropdyl, Anthony ~poldec-tonteg, Chris ~sigtus-hossyn, Jimmy ~haptyl-wanwes, and Anton ~pittyp-datfyn have continued the push toward the new Urbit frontend.

Curtis ~sorreg-namtyv has been working more on simplifying default value calculation in the Hoon type system.

Ted ~rovnys-ricfer and Keaton ~tonlur-sarret have a design for a better Ford caching and rebuilding architecture, and are now converting it to a UP to be reviewed by the community.

Mark ~palfun-foslup submitted a pull request that implements the Keccak family of cryptographic hashing functions in Hoon, including SHA-3, shake, and rawshake. We'll need keccak to integrate Urbit with Ethereum.

Also, moons are back! You can run the +moon generator from your galaxy, star or planet to create a ticket for a new moon. If you run your ship in the cloud and SSH in to use Talk, try booting a moon on your laptop and using that for Talk instead. Messages you send from your moon will appear to have been sent from your usual (parent) identity.

Iceman ~littel-ponnys wrote some deep thoughts on Clay, Urbit's filesystem, in this meaty Fora post.

P.S. We're hiring! If you're interested, email galen@tlon.io.