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Updates from Rust Community

News & Blog Posts

New Crates & Project Updates

  • libfringe. A Rust library implementing safe, lightweight context switches, without relying on kernel services.
  • lewton. Vorbis decoder written in pure Rust.
  • Are we game yet?. The state of game development in Rust.
  • Scaproust. Scaproust is an implementation of the nanomsg "Scalability Protocols" in the Rust programming language.
  • log_buffer. A zero-allocation ring buffer for storing text logs.
  • query_interface. Dynamically query a type-erased object for any trait implementation.
  • Plantex. Open-world exploration game with procedurally generated content.
  • ref_eq. Determine if two borrowed pointers point to the same thing.
  • releasetag. Define release-tags for postmortem analysis, extractable from core-files.
  • bytestool. Compiler plugins, compile time evaluation, eg. byte_size_of!(b"HELLO"), concat_bytes!(b"HEL", b"LO").
  • Videos about Rust. Videos about Rust language found in the Web.
  • spectral. Fluent test assertions.
  • This Week in Rust Docs 20.
  • This week in TiKV 2016-09-05.

Crate of the Week

You suggested, you voted, and here you have your crate of the week: accurate, a way to do accurate floating point sums. Thanks to lifthrasir 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

146 pull requests were merged in the last two weeks.

New Contributors

  • Abhishek Kumar
  • Andrea Corradi
  • athulappadan
  • Eugene R Gonzalez
  • Fabian Zaiser
  • johnthagen
  • Keunhong Lee
  • king6cong
  • Matt Ickstadt
  • philipp
  • QuietMisdreavus
  • Sebastian Ullrich

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

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This Week in Rust is edited by: nasa42, llogiq, and brson.