Will crates.io or lib.rs support donating to crates I use often? I feel like I want to support the efforts of some crates even if I don’t have the time or ability to contribute code myself.
It’s not likely that crates.io or docs.rs will integrate a donation platform. Check out this list of Rust developers who have patreons to find people you’d like to support!
Recent Github addition made this a little bit easier.
While this program is allowing the recurring payments only (and it is not accessible to every GH user right now), it also allows to add links to an external sites (patreon, opencollective, custom links, etc), so it might worth to check out the repository page also.
Personally, I wonder if there will be any effect from these buttons in my repos, but it is still a nice addition to a donation possibility awareness.
As Aaron’s list has aged a bit, I would suggest using the list from readrust.net instead, which features all the people on Aaron’s list that still have Patreon pages, and many others.
(As a matter of fact, readrust.net also seems to have a little SSG issue right now, which leads it to send us a half-YAML-half-HTML chimera instead of a normal HTML page, but that hopefully shouldn’t last. @wezm, can you have a look at it?)
Oh dear. Thanks so much for the mention. I did last night’s update from my laptop for the first time in ages and it had an old version of Cobalt installed. Fixed now.
cargo-thanks is a way to “pay” just in GitHub stars. Maybe that could be expanded to see if the author participates in the new GitHub Sponsors program.