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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

  • Diesel. A safe, extensible ORM and Query Builder for Rust.
  • Chomp. Fast parser combinator library for Rust.
  • libkeccak-tiny. A tiny implementation of SHA-3, SHAKE, Keccak, and sha3sum in Rust.
  • Waitout. Simple interface for tracking and awaiting the completion of multiple asynchounous tasks.

Updates from Rust Core

69 pull requests were merged in the last week.

See the triage digest and subteam reports for more details.

Notable changes

New Contributors

  • androm3da
  • ebadf
  • Ivan Stankovic
  • Jack Fransham
  • Jeffrey Seyfried
  • Josh Austin
  • Kevin Yeh
  • Matthias Bussonnier
  • Philipp Matthias Schäfer
  • xd1le

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

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Crate of the Week

This week's Crate of the Week is Chrono, a crate that offers very handy timezone-aware Duration and Date/Time types.

Thanks to Ygg01 for the suggestion. Submit your suggestions for next week!