This Week in Rust editors' thread

Sort of like the quote of the week thread, I'm creating this thread just to discuss the production of TWiR. The intent is that by making this process more visible TWiR will attract more contributors, which will ensure it's continued health, and perhaps even expansion. Currently it takes me 4+ hours per week to create an edition, which are published on Mondays.

The next TWiR is #83, for 6/15, and it is started on the 'next' branch.


I've updated the template to begin giving credit to TWiR editors. Now near the top there is a message "This week's edition was edited by: XXX".

cc @nasa42 You've got some ambitious ideas about improving TWiR. Here's a good place to talk about it.

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I could've added info about how rustbyexample has changed in the last few months but I never bothered (it never occurred to me actually). Mostly it's nits but in the past few months the formatting, generics, and closures sections have been rewritten. The TOC has also been completely restructured. Maybe more...I'm not sure.

I wrote most of the recent rewrites so generally I wouldn't have advertised them. It does seem like something TWIR might care about though. Not sure.

@mdinger Yes, that would be great to mention!

It's often hard to notice trends in contributions, which can often be really significant over time, especially outside of the main repo.

@brson What would you like? A summary of what has changed in the past few months since it's never been mentioned or what landed this week (because it is called TWIR)?

I've been experimenting and have attempted to redesign the layout which brings it closer to other Rust community sites. Let me know what you guys think.

Added some screenshots -

@mdinger A summary of recent changes (not just last week) would be great. It's often hard for me to notice trends like improvements to rbe.

I've updated the draft for what is now yesterday's edition with PRs.

OK, I published a TWiR for yesterday: This Week in Rust 83 · This Week in Rust

I did not say anything yet about rbe updates. Maybe next week we can link to some good examples there.

@brson Okay, sounds good. I'll try to get you a summary or PR or something in a couple days. If I forget to do it for some reason though, feel free to ping me on users and I'll get to it.

I've started the draft for Monday's edition:

@cmr suggested we might integrate info from the subteam reports, which I think is a great idea. We especially want people to see the FCP RFCs.

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I would love to add more content to TWiR. The draft template has had a 'crate of the week' section stubbed out for a few months but I've never actually written one. Just something short that reminds people about the existence of a great crate and how to use it would be awesome.

@brson I think the "crate of the week" section can/should be superseded by
"New releases & updates" section where we already cover new crates as well
as new releases of existing notable crates. And we can use this section to
also bring attention to underrated crates, something that I guess "crate of
the week" was intended for. :slight_smile:


@nasa42 That's ok by me.

I am traveling on vacation right now and will not be able to work on an edition for the 29th. @nasa42 if you and others can put something together that would be great, but if not I understand and we'll catch up next week.

@brson I'll try to put together something. Have a great vacation!

Oh, man. I'm not even sure I'll have Internet access in the Monday-Tuesday timeframe. @cmr is presently the only other person can deploy, so you may have to ping them to get it published.

Just let me know and I'll get it done, email is the fastest way to reach me!

I'll get a PR by PDT tz morning.