Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust! Rust is a systems language pursuing the trifecta: safety, concurrency, and speed. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @ThisWeekInRust or send us an email! Want to get involved? We love contributions.

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This week's edition was edited by: nasa42, brson, and llogiq.

Updates from Rust Community

News & Blog Posts

Notable New Crates & Projects

  • Plumbum. Conduit-like data processing library for Rust.
  • rust-keepass. Crate to use KeePass databases in Rust.
  • Rusoto. AWS client libraries for Rust.
  • fired. Fast init system for Redox OS.
  • Rust Release Explorer.
  • cargo-edit. A utility for adding cargo dependencies from the command line.
  • Rust MetroHash. Rust implementation of MetroHash - a high quality, high performance hash algorithm.
  • rose_tree. An implementation of the rose tree data structure for Rust.
  • daggy. A directed acyclic graph data structure for Rust.
  • hdfs-rs. libhdfs binding and wrapper APIs for Rust.
  • cargo.el. Emacs minor mode for Cargo.

Updates from Rust Core

102 pull requests were merged in the last week.

Notable changes

New Contributors

  • Carlos Liam
  • Chris C Cerami
  • Craig Hills
  • Cristi Cobzarenco
  • Daniel Carral
  • Daniel Keep
  • glendc
  • Joseph Caudle
  • J. Ryan Stinnett
  • Kyle Robinson Young
  • panicbit
  • Yoshito Komatsu

Approved RFCs

Changes to Rust follow the Rust RFC (request for comments) process. These are the RFCs that were approved for implementation this week:

Final Comment Period

Every week the team announces the 'final comment period' for RFCs and key PRs which are reaching a decision. Express your opinions now. This week's FCPs are:

New RFCs

Upcoming Events

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fn work(on: RustProject) -> Money

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Crate of the Week

The Crate of this week is Conrod, a simple to use immediate-mode GUI library written in pure Rust. Thanks to 7zf.

Conrod forgoes the traditional "wrap the default GUI for each operating system/desktop environment" approach and uses OpenGL to present a simple, but color- as well as powerful GUI in its own style. There are a good number of widgets implemented already, and writing GUI code with conrod is a breeze thanks to the very streamlined interface.

Quote of the Week

War is Unsafe

Freedom is Safety

Ignorance is Type-checked

(The new trifecta for rust-lang.org)

killercup on /r/rust.

Thanks to ruudva for the tip. Submit your quotes for next week!