On Wed, 2016-07-13 at 09:12 -0700, Josh Stone wrote:
On 07/12/2016 09:18 PM, Jan Kurik wrote:
> Rust 1.10.0 was released on July 7 along with Cargo 0.11.0. These
> be the initial targets to package. Rust's next release is scheduled
> for August 18 on a 6-week cycle. Backwards compatibility is taken
> seriously, so it should be possible to keep upgrading throughout a
> Fedora release's lifetime. It might be debatable whether Fedora
> want those upgrades or not.
I would specifically like feedback on this point, the 6-week release
cycle. We should certainly keep rawhide rolling along, but do people
want stable Fedora to keep getting Rust updates?
We do keep things like Firefox current, but an application definitely
has different considerations than a compiler.
Until the Rust ecosystem becomes more stable, it is better to upgrade
it regularly than have a stale tool nobody can really use.
There are even crates that work only with nightlies for now, so trying
to stay on par is necessary to make it useful. Also, although I am big
fan of dynamic linking we should probably keep Rust program built
statically for now, until Rust gets a stable ABI, or the breakages will
defeat any advantage we may get.