Here is the latest OCaml Weekly News, for the week of January 19 to 26, 2016.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2016-01/msg00075.htmlThomas Braibant announced:
Congratulation to the Mirage team! http://unikernel.com/ http://blog.docker.com/2016/01/unikernel/ I believe this is good news for the OCaml community in general.Anil Madhavapeddy then said:
Thanks Thomas! We're all very excited about driving MirageOS forward now to the wider community. If anyone wants to take part in a friendly (and warm) atmosphere, the first hackathon is being held in Marrakech in the second week of March: http://marrakech2016.mirage.io/ Please do feel free to get in touch at <firstname.lastname@example.org> with any questions, but all levels of OCaml hackers interested in unikernels are welcome.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2016-01/msg00083.htmlJeremie Dimino announced:
In preparation for the 113.24 release of Jane Street packages, which are camlp4-free, we moved some Camlp4 syntax extensions into their own packages . As a result some findlib packages have been renamed. For instance the old sexplib.syntax is now called pa_sexp_conv. Details and upgrading instructions can be found in the opam repository changelog . Since the upcoming 113.24 release of sexplib, bin_prot and a few other packages breaks compatibility due to these renamings, version constraints were automatically added to the appropriate opam packages. This is the list of affected packages: - async-zmq - bookaml - camlhighlight - charrua-core - cohttp - colors_js - conduit - cstruct - extprot - ezjsonm - frenetic - git-unix - ibx - ipaddr - irmin - lambdoc - lazy-trie - merge-queues - merge-ropes - mirage - mirage-git - mirage-http - mirage-tc - mirage-types - mirage-types-lwt - mustache - nocrypto - obeanstalk - ocaml-markdown - oloop - openflow - operf-macro - opium - otr - packet - perf - planck - protocol-9p - qcow-format - shared-block-ring - sibylfs - sill - tls - tlstunnel - topology - uri - vchan - x509 - xapi-backtrace - xapi-stdext - xapi-xenopsd - xentropyd If you maintain any of these packages, you are kindly invited to follow the upgrading instructions . Moving forward, we encourage people using any of our Camlp4 syntax extensions to switch to their ppx replacements.  https://github.com/ocaml/opam-repository/pull/5414  https://github.com/ocaml/opam-repository/blob/master/CHANGES.md
Thanks to Alp Mestan, we now include in the OCaml Weekly News the links to the recent posts from the ocamlcore planet blog at http://planet.ocaml.org/. David Mentré: WE programming project: XKCD keyword index http://blog.bentobako.org/index.php?post/2016/01/26/WE-programming-project%3A-XKCD-keyword-index Psellos: OCaml for iOS Bug Fix Releases http://psellos.com/2016/01/2016.01.the-minor-drag.html Coq: Coq 8.5 is out! https://coq.inria.fr/news/128.html Psellos: OCaml for iOS Simulator 8 or 9 http://psellos.com/2016/01/2016.01.man-made-lake.html
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