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

  • Rust project changelog for 2016-04-29. Updates to bitflags, lazy_static, regex, rust-mode, rustup, uuid.
  • Xi Editor. A modern editor with a backend written in Rust.
  • rure. A C API for the regex crate.
  • cassowary-rs. A Rust implementation of the Cassowary constraint solving algorithm.
  • Sapper. A lightweight web framework built on async hyper, implemented in Rust language.
  • servo-vdom. A modified servo browser which accepts content patches over an IPC channel.
  • rustr and rustinr. Rust library for working with R, and an R package to generate Rust interfaces.
  • Rorschach. Pretty print binary blobs based on common layout definition.

Crate of the Week

This week's Crate of the Week is arrayvec, which gives us a Vec-like interface over plain arrays for those instances where you don't want the indirection. Thanks to ehiggs for the suggestion!

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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

92 pull requests were merged in the last week.

New Contributors

  • Andy Russell
  • Brayden Winterton
  • Demetri Obenour
  • Ergenekon Yigit
  • Jonathan Turner
  • Michael Tiller
  • Timothy McRoy
  • Tomáš Hübelbauer

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

In general, enough layers of Rc/RefCell will make anything work.

gkoz on TRPLF.

Thanks to birkenfeld for the suggestion.

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