Status update 2017/07/05
This is another belated status update, covering the time period since
The libs team reviewed the error-chain crate at last week's libs
meeting. Unfortunately, due to logistical problems around the Mozilla
all-hands, the meeting was not recorded. The meeting notes are on
this etherpad though. @aturon or @brson will follow up soon on
the thread and file all the bugs.
Some of the big resolutions were:
- lower the Error trait into probably the alloc crate so no_std error-chain makes sense
- investigate a complete syntactic redesign to accommodate all the missing capabilities raised in the review.
This will certainly require using some form of procedural macros. It may or may not be a 1.0 blocker
Thanks @Yamakaky and @bascule for attending, and thanks to all those
who participated in the review.
@KodrAus opened an evalution for same-file, a small support
crate that was extracted out of walkdir.
@burntsushi opened an evaluation for gcc. This is the first
build-time crate we've taken a close look at, so the hope is it has
some unique properties. This crate is scheduled for next week, 7/11!
Time flies... please go give that thread a look and make any reviews
you have soon. I'll chip in myself before next week.
Very soon we will expect @brson to open the rand evaluation, which is
scheduled for 7/25. I'm a bit worried about the time crunch...
@budziq is looking for cookbook ideas for
glob, and also
@budziq I will try to help you solidify these into contributor tasks soon
but feel free to start making issues of the ones you feel confident about
and posting to the twir call for participation.
We are super close to completely closing out the evaluations for
bitflags, byteorder, flate2, and lazy_static, and releasing bumped
reqwest is only blocked on associated constants and some decisions
about the decomposition of the basic HTTP types. memmap is only
blocked on one API refactoring PR that is pending and some followup
docs. log has a couple technical changes to make still, particularly
We've now closed 113 issues against crates in the libz blitz.