While the site did go live last week, there were some concerns about the process leading up to its release, which was different from how other parts of the project are typically developed. In particular, there was relatively little room for community-wide input in the process.
The process we ended up following was not what was originally intended, but we failed to communicate well with the broader community about what was going on. Due to the timing around these steps and the Rust 2018 release, we’ve also been unable to respond quickly to these concerns when they were raised. But we do hear the concerns, and we want to work through them!
Our plan is to put together a retrospective for the web site work (and to highlight the various concerns) early in 2019. We’ll open a thread here on internals, with a link to the retrospective post when it is posted, and work together as a community to determine how to move forward. That gives everyone time to enjoy the holidays — and play with Rust 2018 — before fully engaging in discussion about the process.
In the meantime, the new web site will stay in place as-is, aside from ongoing tweaks and small improvements. Along those lines, we ask that people with process concerns or proposals for major overhauls to the website hold off on opening issues on these topics for the time being.
The Rust Core Team