[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Bug#786836: packaging not yet ready for mass/stable usage

Luca Bruno lucab at debian.org
Mon Jul 20 20:51:19 UTC 2015

On Wednesday 08 July 2015 01:42:43 Angus Lees wrote:

> Do we have a list of what we're waiting for before allowing rustc to
> migrate to testing?

My very-subjective list is:
 1. a working rustc+cargo combo for casual devs/users
 2. a draft idea/experiment on how to tackle crate packaging
> I guess specifically:
> - is rustc.deb useful without cargo.deb?

Personally, I would answer "no" here.

> - Do we have any areas of concern that we will find it difficult to migrate
> away from if/when a better alternative shows up?

ATM, I'm curious to see how well the libstd-rust-<hash> update will work after 
next release, and stabilize that. (BTW, thanks for working on 1.1)

Theoretically, I think the next hurdle could be stuff that sits in-between 
different domains (like crates making use of FFI or purposely exposing 
C-compatible interfaces). But I think this is not a strong point right now.

> (I don't think we have anything that will be difficult to migrate away
> from, and thus we should allow rustc to enter testing as is (and even a
> stable release if there was one looming).

I'm usually cautious, but I mostly agree with this.
I think that during the 1.2 window we could have both a working cargo and some 
experience with the whole libstd/dynlibs story, and let rustc+cargo enter 
testing. Does this sound ok for you? 

Cheers, Luca

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