Perceptia is dynamic window manager with support for Wayland. It is young so I guess it is the most exiting time to become a contributor. Here are couple of example issues suitable for new-commers (many more interesting ones wait on github):
Offscreen mode with VNC or Spice would be nice feature to have. Is someone working in support for these protocols in Rust?
- (easy) Compute the bounding rectangle of line segments and triangles.
- (easy) Provide feedback and help make the code and docs easier to understand and discover.
- (easy) Make sure the code conforms to the rust API guidelines.
- (easy) Add fuzz testing for the fill tessellator
- (easy-ish) Implement tessellating circle strokes.
- (easy-ish) Implement tessellating rounded rectangle strokes.
- (easy-ish) Compute vertex normals in the basic shapes tessellators that don’t already do it.
- (medium) Implement bevel line joins.
- (medium) Implement round line joins.
- (medium) Implement round line caps.
- (medium) Implement miter limits.
- walkdir: Add Error docs to methods that return Result
- walkdir: Use
?in docs instead of unwrapping
- walkdir: Add example for content_first
- walkdir: Add links to other walkdir items in DirEntry docs
- walkdir: Add links to other walkdir items in Iter and IterFilterEntry docs
- walkdir: Add links to other walkdir items in WalkDir docs
- walkdir: Add links to other walkdir items in WalkDirIterator docs
- walkdir: Document that
IterFilterEntryare the result of trait methods
- walkdir: Correct errors in WalkDir type docs
- walkdir: Add html_root_url attribute
- walkdir: Implement Debug for WalkDir, Iter and IterFilterEntry
- walkdir: Add build badges to Cargo.toml
- walkdir: Add categories to Cargo.toml
- walkdir: Rename Iter to IntoIter
- walkdir: Rename IterFilterEntry to FilterEntry
- walkdir: Link references to std in docs
- walkdir: Make skip_current_dir and filter_entry inherent methods
- walkdir: Make WalkDir Send + Sync
- walkdir: Document why unwraps won’t fail
- walkdir: Remove re-export of is_same_file
- walkdir: Change OsString args in sort_by to OsStr
- walkdir: Move DirEntry::ino method to an extension trait
- cookbook: Use
filter_entryin walkdir example
- cookbook: “decompress a tarball while removing a prefix from the paths”
- cookbook: Move to skeptic 0.10
bindgen generates unstable Rust code by default. That’s the wrong choice for a default, it should generate stable Rust code by default.
Who wants to fix this easy, good-first-bug?
Another default that should change is the way we translate C/C++ enums to Rust:
bindgen computes some properties of the C/C++ items it is generating bindings for in an ad-hoc way. Example properties we’re computing include whether a struct can derive
Debug or if it has a vtable. The ad-hoc approach has proven to be error prone (and I suspect inefficient as well). We now have infrastructure to do these analyses in a more principled way and we’re looking for some help porting them
Meta issue (has context + discussion): https://github.com/servo/rust-bindgen/issues/536
Issues for porting each computation:
We’ve recently released PumpkinDB 0.2 and there are a lot of upcoming major improvements; and we’re always looking for contributors interested in this topic. We also maintain a list of “starter” issues, some of which you can find below:
Rust is in great need of volunteers interested in making a dent in some of the libz blitz crates. There are a bunch of important crates that need to be polished up (like csv, mime, regex, semver, tar, threadpool, toml), but the first step for each is figuring out the the polish to be applied. This task basically amounts to comparing these API guidelines to a given crate, noting where the crate can be improved, and posting to an internals thread for feedback, then finally filing issues and posting them back here to solicit help resolving them.
Imagine the impact you can have by generating and resolving 20 issues against the toml crate!
There are more details about the process in this post. If you are interested but the process looks intimidating, feel free to email me and I can help you get started.
Sorry this doesn’t fit into a one-liner for twir, but I know plenty of people ‘front-run’ this thread, so maybe somebody will see and be interested.
Some cookbook recipes in need of writing: