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: Vikrant and llogiq.

Updates from Rust Community

News & Blog Posts

Notable New Crates & Project Updates

  • Announcing Leaf 0.2 - one of the fastest Machine Intelligence Frameworks that exist today.
  • RFC on rewriting the data structure and API for rust-url.
  • Oxipng. Lossless PNG compression optimiser written in Rust.
  • Caesar. A drop-in replacement for the Rust standard library TCP listener with TLSv1.2 enabled.
  • rust-stm. A Rust library that implements software transactional memory.
  • concatenation_benchmarks-rs. Comparing ways to concatenate strings in Rust.
  • rosc. An implementation of the OSC 1.0 (Open Sound Control) protocol in pure Rust.
  • Rsoundio. A wrapper for libsoundio, a cross-platform realtime audio in- and output library.
  • Releasing ndarray 0.4. ndarray is a Rust library providing an n-dimensional array.

Summer of Code Projects

Hi students! Looking for an awesome summer project in Rust? Look no further! Chris Holcombe from Canonical is an experienced Google Summer of Code mentor and has a project to implement CephX protocol decoding. Check it out here.

Servo is also accepting GoSC project submissions under the Mozilla banner. See if any of the project ideas appeal to you and read the advice for applications.

Servo also has a project in Rails Girls Summer of Code. nom is also participating.

Crate of the Week

This week's Crate of the Week is preferences which does the right thing to your program's preferences on all common operating systems.

Thanks to llogiq for the suggestion.

Submit your suggestions for next week!

Call for Participation

Always wanted to contribute to open-source projects but didn't know where to start? Every week we highlight some tasks from the Rust community for you to pick and get started!

Some of these tasks may also have mentors available, visit the task page for more information.

If you are a Rust project owner and are looking for contributors, please submit tasks here.

Updates from Rust Core

113 pull requests were merged in the last week.

Notable changes

New Contributors

  • ashleysommer
  • Evan
  • Geoff Catlin
  • gohyda
  • John Talling
  • srinivasreddy
  • ubsan
  • vegai

Approved RFCs

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

No RFCs were approved 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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Quote of the Week

No QotW were selected for this week.

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