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 a pull request. Want to get involved? We love contributions.

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Updates from Rust Community

Blog Posts

News & Project Updates

Other Weeklies from Rust Community

Crate of the Week

This week's Create of the Week is xargo - for effortless cross compilation of Rust programs to custom bare-metal targets like ARM Cortex-M. It recently reached version 0.2.0 and you can read the announcement here.

Submit your suggestions and votes 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

106 pull requests were merged in the last week.

New Contributors

  • Danny Hua
  • Fabian Frei
  • Mikko Rantanen
  • Nabeel Omer

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

Style RFCs

Style RFCs are part of the process for deciding on style guidelines for the Rust community and defaults for Rustfmt. The process is similar to the RFC process, but we try to reach rough consensus on issues (including a final comment period) before progressing to PRs. Just like the RFC process, all users are welcome to comment and submit RFCs. If you want to help decide what Rust code should look like, come get involved!

FCP issues:

Other issues getting a lot of discussion:

No PRs this week.

Upcoming Events

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No jobs listed for this week.

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Friends of the Forest

Our community likes to recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to the Rust Project, its ecosystem, and its community. These people are 'friends of the forest'.

This week's friends of the forest are:

I'd like to nominate bluss for his work on scientific programming in Rust. ndarray is a monumental project but in addition to that he has worked (really) hard to share that knowledge among others and provided easy-to-use libraries like matrixmultiply. Without bluss' assistance rulinalg would be in a far worse state.

I'd like to nominate Yehuda Katz, the lord of package managers.

Submit your Friends-of-the-Forest nominations for next week!

Quote of the Week

<dRk> that gives a new array of errors, guess that's a good thing <misdreavus> you passed one layer of tests, and hit the next layer :P <misdreavus> rustc is like onions <dRk> it makes you cry?

— From #rust-beginners.

Thanks to Quiet Misdreavus for the suggestion.

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