Jan 29 '16
The first update to Ada 2012, a Technical Corrigendum, has completed the standardization process and has been published by ISO. The new document, ISO/IEC 8652:2012/Cor 1:2016, consists of corrections to the Ada 2012 Standard. Some of the corrections include minor new features, such as raise expressions, and aspects Predicate_Failure and Exclusive_Functions. Since the Corrigendum is purely a correction document, its publication does not create a new Ada version; Ada 2012 is modified to include these changes.
Jan 6 '16
Currie Colket, a long-time advocate of Ada, passed away on December 23rd. Currie was best known for his work on ASIS, leading to the ISO standardization of ASIS.
One of the original Ada proponents, in the 1980s he served as the Navy Deputy to the Ada Joint Program Office. He was extremely active in the Ada community for many years.
(Thanks to SIGAda and especially David Cook for providing this summary of Currie’s career.)