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Mozilla Open Policy & Advocacy Blog: Experts develop cybersecurity recommendations

Mozilla planet - di, 28/07/2015 - 18:09

Today, we’re excited to publish the output of our “Cybersecurity Delphi 1.0” research process, tapping into a panel of 32 cybersecurity experts from diverse and mutually reinforcing backgrounds.

Mozilla Cybersecurity Delphi 1.0

Securing our communications and our data is hard. Every month seems to bring new stories of mistakes and attacks resulting in our personal information being made available – bit by bit harming trust online, and making ordinary Internet users feel fear. Yet, cybersecurity public policy often seems stuck in yesterday’s solution space, focused exclusively on well known terrain, around issues such as information sharing, encryption, and critical infrastructure protection. These “elephants” of cybersecurity policy are significant issues – but too much focus on them eclipses other solutions that would allow us to secure the Internet for the future.

So, working with Camille François & DHM Research we’ve spent the past year engaging the panel of cybersecurity experts through a tailored research process to try to extract public policy ideas and see what consensus can be found around them. We weren’t aiming for full consensus (an impossible task within the security community!). Our goal was to foment ideation and exchange, to develop a user-focused and holistic cybersecurity policy agenda.

Mozilla Cybersecurity Delphi Process

Our experts collectively generated 36 distinct policy suggestions for government action in cybersecurity. We then asked them to identify and rank their top choices of policy options by both feasibility and desirability. The result validated the importance of the “cyberelephants.” Privacy-respecting information sharing policies, effective critical infrastructure protection, and widespread availability and understanding of secure encryption programs are all important goals to pursue: they ranked high on desirability, but were generally viewed as hard to achieve.

More important are the ideas that emerged that aren’t on the radar screens of policymakers today. First and foremost was a proposal that stood out above the others as both highly desirable and highly feasible: increased funding to maintain the security of free and open source software. Although not high on many security policy agendas, the issue deserves attention. After all, 2014’s major security incidents around Poodle, Heartbleed, and Shellshock all centered on vulnerabilities in open source software. Moreover, open source software libraries are built into countless noncommercial and commercial products.

Many other good proposals and priorities surfaced through the process, including: developing and deploying alternative authentication mechanisms other than passwords; improving the integrity of public key infrastructure; and making secure communications tools easier to use. Another unexpected policy priority area highlighted by all segments of our expert panel as highly feasible and desirable was norm development, including norms concerning governments’ and corporations’ behavior in cyberspace, guided by human rights and communicated with maximum clarity in national and international contexts.

This report is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis of all cybersecurity public policy issues. Rather, it’s meant as a first, significant step towards a broader, collaborative policy conversation around the real security problems facing Internet users today.

At Mozilla, we will build on the ideas that emerged from this process, and hope to work with policymakers and others to develop a holistic, effective, user-centric cybersecurity public policy agenda going forward.

This research was made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Mozilla Cybersecurity Delphi 1.0

Chris Riley
Jochai Ben-Avie
Camille François

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Mozilla Looks For Firefox User Feedback While Testing New 'Idea Town ... - Tech Times

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Tech Times

Mozilla Looks For Firefox User Feedback While Testing New 'Idea Town ...
Tech Times
"Idea Town is an opt-in platform for Firefox that facilitates controlled tests of new, high-visibility products in the general release channel," Mozilla said in a GitHub page for the project. "Idea Town will allow us to make informed and user-tested ...

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Mozilla quer que utilizadores testem ainda mais o Firefox - Pplware

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Mozilla quer que utilizadores testem ainda mais o Firefox
Pplware
A ideia da Mozilla é que os utilizadores possam ajudar os programadores e a própria empresa a definirem o rumo de desenvolvimento do Firefox e terem uma voz activa na hora de tomar decisões que envolvam alterações de visual ou de funcionalidades.

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Mozilla Firefox - »Idea Town« - Testprogramm für neue Features - GameStar

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WinFuture

Mozilla Firefox - »Idea Town« - Testprogramm für neue Features
GameStar
Mozilla will vor allem das Feedback von Nutzern, die bisher nur die offiziell veröffentlichte »Release«-Version von Firefox verwenden. Diese sollen den Entwicklern dabei helfen, ob geplante Veränderungen der Benutzeroberfläche oder bestimmte Features ...
Idea Town: Mozilla schafft neues Testprogramm für Firefox-BrowserWinFuture
Mozilla kündigt Testprogramm für neue Browser-Funktionen anZDNet.de
Mozilla bereitet Test-Programm für neue Firefox-Funktionen vorITespresso.de
HardwareLuxx -PC-Welt -IT Magazine
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Emily Dunham: Good times

Mozilla planet - di, 28/07/2015 - 09:00
Good times

People sometimes say “morning” or “evening” on IRC for a time zone unlike my own. Here’s a bash one-liner that emits the correct time-of-day generalization based on the datetime settings of the machine you run it on.

case $(($(date +%H)/6)) in 0|1)m="morning";;2)m="afternoon";;3)m="night";;esac; echo good $m

Read more...

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Byron Jones: happy bmo push day!

Mozilla planet - di, 28/07/2015 - 07:21

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1185823] add additional [audit] syslog entries
  • [1187184] Minor updates to gear form
  • [1184828] api searches should honour the same fields in its “order” parameter as the web UI
  • [1186803] remove %product_sec_groups from bmo/lib/data.pm
  • [1186776] allow users to set keywords on bug creation (via API/internally only)
  • [1181453] Amend https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/form.fxos.feature form
  • [1186788] disabling an account should always disable bugmail
  • [1171806] add the ability for a user to disable/”remove” their own account
  • [1187498] Disable SiteMapIndex extension if running on under development site instead of production

discuss these changes on mozilla.tools.bmo.


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Nicholas Nethercote: A work-around for Tree Style Tab breakage on Firefox Nightly caused by mozRequestAnimationFrame removal

Mozilla planet - di, 28/07/2015 - 00:52

This post is aimed at Firefox Nightly users who also use the Tree Style Tab extension. Bug 909154 landed last week. It removed support for the prefixed mozRequestionAnimationFrame function, and broke Tree Style Tab. The GitHub repository that hosts Tree Style Tab’s code has been updated, but that has not yet made it into the latest Tree Style Tab build, which has version number 0.15.2015061300a003855.

Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to modify your installed version of Tree Style Tab to fix this problem. (“Fairly easy”, at least, for the technically-minded users who run Firefox Nightly.)

  • Find the Tree Style Tabs .xpi file. On my Linux machine, it’s at ~/.mozilla/firefox/ndbcibpq.default-1416274259667/extensions/treestyletab@piro.sakura.ne.jp.xpi. Your profile name will not be exactly the same. (In general, you can find your profile with these instructions.)
  • That file is a zip file. Edit the modules/lib/animationManager.js file within that file, and change the two occurrences of mozRequestAnimationFrame to requestAnimationFrame. Save the change.

I did the editing in vim, which was easy because vim has the ability to edit zip files in place. If your editor does not support that, it might work if you unzip the code, edit the file directly, and then rezip, but I haven’t tried that myself. Good luck.

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Chris Cooper: The changing face of buildduty, Summer 2015 edition

Mozilla planet - di, 28/07/2015 - 00:07

Buildduty is the Mozilla release engineering (releng) equivalent of front-line support. It’s made up of a multitude of small tasks, none of which on their own are particulary complex or demanding, but taken in aggregate can amount to a lot of work.

It’s also non-deterministic. One of the most important buildduty tasks is acting as information brokers during tree closures and outages, making sure sheriffs, developers, and IT staff have the information they need. When outages happen, they supercede all other work. You may have planned to get through the backlog of buildduty tasks today, but congratulations, now you’re dealing with a network outage instead.

Releng has struggled to find a sustainable model for staffing buildduty. The struggle has been two-fold: finding engineers to do the work, and finding a duration for a buildduty rotation that doesn’t keep the engineer out of their regular workflow for too long.

I’m a firm believer that engineers *need* to be exposed to the consequences of the software they write and the systems they design:

DevOpsSupport - You write the software, you get a shift carrying the pager for it, and you get a shift answering customer calls about it.

— mhoye (@mhoye) July 15, 2015

I also believe that it’s a valuable skill to be able to design a system and document it sufficiently so that it can be handed off to someone else to maintain.

Starting this week, we’re trying something new. We’re shifting at least part of the burden to management: I am now managing a pair of contractors who will be responsible for buildduty for the rest of 2015.

Alin and Vlad are our new contractors, and are both based in Romania. Their offset from Mozilla Standard Time (aka PST) will allow them to tackle the asynchronous activities of buildduty, namely slave loans, non-urgent developer requests, and maintaining the health of the machine pools.

It will take them a few weeks to find their feet since they are unfamiliar with any of the systems. You can find them on IRC in the usual places (#releng and #buildduty). Their IRC nicks are aselagea and vladC. Hopefully they will both be comfortable enough to append |buildduty to those nicks soon. :)

While Alin and Vlad get up to speed, buildduty continues as usual in #releng. If you have an issue that needs buildduty assistance, please ask in #releng, and someone from releng will assist you as quickly as possible. For less urgent requests, please file a bug.

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Daniel Stenberg: The HTTP Workshop started

Mozilla planet - ma, 27/07/2015 - 23:55

So we started today. I won’t get into any live details or quotes from the day since it has all been informal and we’ve all agreed to not expose snippets from here without checking properly first. There will be a detailed report put together from this event afterwards.

The most critical peace of information is however how we must not walk on the red parts of the sidewalks here in Münster, as that’s the bicycle lane and they can be ruthless there.

We’ve had a bunch of presentations today with associated Q&A and follow-up discussions. Roy Fielding (HTTP spec pioneer) started out the series with a look at HTTP full of historic details and views from the past and where we are and what we’ve gone through over the years. Patrick Mcmanus (of Firefox HTTP networking) took us through some of the quirks of what a modern day browser has to do to speak HTTP and topped it off with a quiz regrading Firefox metrics. Did you know 31% of all Firefox HTTP requests get fulfilled by the cache or that 73% of all Firfox HTTP/2 connections are used more than once but only 7% of the HTTP/1 ones?

Poul-Henning Kamp (author of Varnish) brought his view on HTTP/2 from an intermediary’s point of view with a slightly pessimistic view, not totally unlike what he’s published before. Stefan Eissing (from Green Bytes) entertained us by talking about his work on writing mod_h2 for Apache Httpd (and how it might be included in the coming 2.4.x release) and we got to discuss a bit around timing measurements and its difficulties.

We rounded off the afternoon with a priority and dependency tree discussion topped off with a walk-through of numbers and slides from Kazuho Oku (author of H2O) on how dependency-trees really help and from Moto Ishizawa (from Yahoo! Japan) explaining Firefox’s (Patrick’s really) implementation of dependencies for HTTP/2.

We spent the evening having a 5-course (!) meal at a nice Italian restaurant while trading war stories about HTTP, networking and the web. Now it is close to midnight and it is time to reload and get ready for another busy day tomorrow.

I’ll round off with a picture of where most of the important conversations were had today:

kafeestation

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Mozilla IT & Operations: Product Delivery Migration: What is changing, when it’s changing and the impacts

Mozilla planet - ma, 27/07/2015 - 23:00

As promised, the FTP Migration team is following up from the 7/20 Monday Project Meeting where Sean Rich talked about a project that is underway to make our Product Delivery System better.

As a part of this project, we are migrating content out of our data centers to AWS. In addition to storage locations changing, namespaces will change and the FTP protocol for this system will be deprecated. If, after reading this post, you have any further questions, please email the team.

Action: The ftp protocol on ftp.mozilla.org is being turned off.
Timing: Wednesday, 5th August 2015.
Impacts:

    After 8/5/15, ftp protocol support for ftp.mozilla.org will be completely disabled and downloads can only be accessed through http/https.
    Users will no longer be able to just enter “ftp.mozilla.org” into their browser, because this action defaults to the ftp protocol. Going forward, users should start using archive.mozilla.org. The old name will still work but needs to be entered in your browser as https://ftp.mozilla.org/

Action: The contents of ftp.mozilla.org are being migrated from the NetApp in SCL3 to AWS/S3 managed by Cloud Services.
Timing: Migrating ftp.mozilla.org contents will start in late August and conclude by end of October. Impacted teams will be notified of their migration date.
Impacts:

    Those teams that currently manually upload to these locations have been contacted and will be provided with S3 API keys. They will be notified prior to their migration date and given a chance to validate their upload functionality post-migration.
    All existing download links will continue to work as they do now with no impact.
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Mark Surman: Mozilla Learning Strategy Slides

Mozilla planet - ma, 27/07/2015 - 22:03

Developing a long term Mozilla Learning strategy has been my big focus over the last three months. Working closely with people across our community, we’ve come up with a clear, simple goal for our work: universal web literacy. We’ve also defined ‘leadership’ and ‘advocacy’ as our two top level strategies for pursuing this goal. The use of ‘partnerships and networks’ will also be key to our efforts. These are the core elements that will make up the Mozilla Learning strategy.

Over the last month, I’ve summarized our thinking on Mozilla Learning for the Mozilla Board and a number of other internal audiences. This video is based on these presentations:

As you’ll see in the slides, our goal for Mozilla Learning is an ambitious one: make sure everyone knows how to read, write and participate on the web. In this case, everyone = the five billion people who will be online by 2025.

Our top level thinking on how to do this includes:

1. Develop leaders who teach and advocate for web literacy.

Concretely, we will integrate our Clubs, Hive and Fellows initiatives into a single, world class learning and leadership program.

2. Shift thinking: everyone understands the web / internet.

Concretely, this means we will invest more in advocacy, thought leadership and user education. We may also design ways to encourage web literacy more aggressively in our products.

3. Build a global web literacy network.

Mozilla can’t create universal web literacy on its own. All of our leadership and advocacy work will involve ‘open source’ partners with whom we’ll create a global network committed to universal web literacy.

Process-wise: we arrived at this high level strategy by looking at our existing programs and assets. We’ve been working on web literacy, leadership development and open internet advocacy for about five years now. So, we already have a lot in play. What’s needed right now is a way to focus all of our efforts in a way that will increase their impact — and that will build a real snowball of people, organizations and governments working on the web literacy agenda.

The next phase of Mozilla Learning strategy development will dig deeper on ‘how’ we will do this. I’ll provide a quick intro post on that next step in the coming days.


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Armen Zambrano: Enabling automated back-filling on mozilla-inbound for few hours

Mozilla planet - ma, 27/07/2015 - 20:56
tl;dr; we're going to enable automated back-filling tomorrow Tuesday for
few hours on mozilla-inbound.

We were aiming for Monday but pushed it to Tuesday to help publicize this more.

If on Wednesday there are no fall-outs we will leave it running for m-i for a week before enabling it on other places.

Posted on various mailing lists including mozilla.dev.tree-management.

> Hello all,
>
> We are planning to turn on a service that automatically backfills
> failed test jobs on m-i. If there are no concerns, we would like to
> turn this on experimentally for a couple of hours on [Tuesday]. We
> hope this will make it easier to identify which revision broke a
> test. Suggestions are welcome.
>
> The backfilling works like this: - It triggers the job that failed
> one extra time - Then it looks for a successful run of the job on the
> previous 5 revisions. If a good run is found, it triggers the job
> only on revisions up to this good run. If not, it triggers the job on
> every one of the previous 5 revisions. Previous jobs will be
> triggered one time.
>
> The tracking bug is:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1180732
>
> Best, Alice

--
Zambrano Gasparnian, Armen
Automation & Tools Engineer
http://armenzg.blogspot.ca


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Air Mozilla: Mozilla Weekly Project Meeting

Mozilla planet - ma, 27/07/2015 - 20:00

Mozilla Weekly Project Meeting The Monday Project Meeting

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Mozilla Reps Community: Thank you Emma, Arturo and Raj

Mozilla planet - ma, 27/07/2015 - 18:40

Being part of the Reps Council is a great experience, it is at the same time an honour and a challenge and it comes with a lot of responsibility, hard work, but also lessons and growth.

We want to thank and recognize our most recent former Reps Council members for serving their one year term bringing all the their passions, knowledge and dedication to the program and making it more powerful.

Emma Irwin

emmaEmma was a great inspiration not only for Reps, but specially for mentors and the Council. Her passion for education and empowering volunteers allowed her to push the program to be much more centered towards education and growth, marking a new era for Reps.

She was not only advocating for it, but also rolling up her sleeves and running different trainings, creating curriculum and working towards improving the mentorship culture. She was also extremely helpful helping us navigate some conflicts and getting Reps to grow and put aside differences.

Arturo Martinez

arturo

Arturo’s unchallenged energy and drive were great additions to the Council. Specially during his term as Council Chair he set the standard for effectively driving initiatives, helping everyone to achieve their goals and pushing us to be excellent. Thank you for the productivity boost!

Gauthamraj Elango

raj

Raj’s passion for Web literacy and for empowering everyone to take part of the open web helped him lead Reps program to work more closely with Webmaker team, showcasing an example on how Reps can bring much more value to initiatives. He drove efforts to innovate our initiatives both in terms of local organization and funding.

These are just a few examples of their exemplary work as Council members, that not only helped Reps all around the world to step up and have more impact, but also inspired new Mozillians and all the Reps around the world on how to lead change for the open Web.

Once again, thank you so much for your time, effort and your passion, you left an outstanding mark in the program.

You can share your gratitude with them in this topic on Discourse.

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Idea Town: Mozilla schafft neues Testprogramm für Firefox-Browser - WinFuture.de - WinFuture

Nieuws verzameld via Google - ma, 27/07/2015 - 16:45

WinFuture

Idea Town: Mozilla schafft neues Testprogramm für Firefox-Browser - WinFuture.de
WinFuture
Der Firefox-Anbieter Mozilla will demnächst ein neues Testprogramm starten, Nutzer des Browsers werden dabei neue Funktionen ausprobieren können. Diese dürfen und sollen dann ihr Feedback abliefern, auf Basis dieser Rückmeldungen werden die ...
Mozilla kündigt Testprogramm für neue Browser-Funktionen an | ZDNet.deZDNet.de
Mozilla bereitet Test-Programm für neue Firefox-Funktionen vor - ITespresso.deITespresso.de
Mozilla plant neues Testprogramm für neue Firefox-Funktionen - HardwareluxxHardwareLuxx
IT Magazine
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QMO: Firefox 40 Beta 7 Testday Results

Mozilla planet - ma, 27/07/2015 - 14:47

Hello Mozillians!

As you may already know, last Friday – July 24th – we held a new Testday event, for Firefox 40 Beta 7.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for getting involved in the proposed testing activities and in general, for helping us make Firefox better.

Many thanks go out to the Bangladesh QA Community, for testing Firefox Hello context, WebGl, Adobe flash plugin and also verifying lots of bug fixes: Hossain Al Ikram, Nazir Ahmed Sabbir, Rezaul Huque Nayeem, MD.Owes Quruny Shubho, Mohammad Maruf Islam, Md.Rahimul Islam, Kazi Nuzhat Tasnem, Md. Ehsanul Hassan, Saheda.Reza Antora, Fahmida Noor, Meraj Kazi, Md. Jahid Hasan Fahim, Israt, Towkir Ahmed and Eyakub.

Special thanks go out to participants of Campus-Party Mexico that attended Firefox 40 beta 7 testday and helped with the testing of Firefox Hello context, WebGl and Adobe flash plugin: Mauricio Navarro Miranda, LASR21 Sánchez,  diegoehg, nataly Gurrola, Jorge Luis Flores Barrales, EZ274, Armando Gomez, Karla Danitza Duran Memijes and Eduardo Arturo Enciso Hernández.

Also a big thank you goes to all our moderators.

Keep an eye on QMO for upcoming events! :)

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Mozilla veut « aller plus vite » avec Firefox | MacGeneration - MacGeneration

Nieuws verzameld via Google - ma, 27/07/2015 - 14:32

MacGeneration

Mozilla veut « aller plus vite » avec Firefox | MacGeneration
MacGeneration
Début juillet, la fondation Mozilla a déclaré qu'elle allait tout mettre en œuvre pour redonner du poil de la bête à Firefox, son navigateur libre qui perd doucement mais sûrement des parts de marché. La stratégie est bâtie autour de trois axes : pas ...
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Mozilla kündigt Testprogramm für neue Browser-Funktionen an | ZDNet.de - ZDNet.de

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Mozilla kündigt Testprogramm für neue Browser-Funktionen an | ZDNet.de
ZDNet.de
Mozilla plant ein neues Testprogramm, das es Firefox-Nutzern erlauben soll, mögliche neue Funktionen für den Browser auszuprobieren. Das geht laut Computerworld aus Unterlagen hervor, die der Open-Source-Anbieter veröffentlicht hat. „Idea Town“ ...

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This Week In Rust: This Week in Rust 89

Mozilla planet - ma, 27/07/2015 - 06:00

Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust! Rust is a systems language pursuing the trifecta: safety, concurrency, and speed. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @ThisWeekInRust or send us an email! Want to get involved? We love contributions.

This Week in Rust is openly developed on GitHub. If you find any errors in this week's issue, please submit a PR.

This week's edition was edited by: Vikrant Chaudhary, Brian Anderson.

From the Blogosphere New Releases & Project Updates
  • Cupid. Native Rust access to the x86 and x86_64 CPUID instruction.
  • nue. I/O and binary data encoding for Rust.
  • oxcable. A signal processing framework for making music with Rust.
  • rsmpi. Message Passing Interface (MPI) bindings for Rust.
  • rust_box2d. Rust bindings for Box2D physics engine.
  • avr-emulator. Atmel 8-bit AVR Emulator in React and Rust.
  • Piston 0.5 released.
  • font-atlas. A set of crates for creating and using 'font atlases'.
  • Hound 1.0.0. A crate for reading and writing wav audio.
  • Rusty_Dodge. A simple polar dodging game using glium.
Friend of the Tree

The Rust Team likes to occassionally recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to The Rust Project, its ecosystem, and its community. These people are 'friends of the tree'.

This week's friend of the tree was @tshepang.

Over the last year Tshepang has landed over 100 improvements to our documentation. Tshepang saw where documentation was not, and said "No. This will not do."

We should all endeavor to care about docs as much as Tshepang.

Subteam reports

Every week The Rust Teams release a report on what is going on in their corner of the project. Here are the highlights from this week's report.

  • The compiler is being refactored to work on an HIR and an MIR.
  • Work is proceeding on stabilizing the core library.
  • Basic allocators will soon be available.
  • MSVC integration is proceeding rapidly.
What's cooking on nightly?

134 pull requests were merged in the last week.

New Contributors
  • Andy Caldwell
  • Antti Keränen
  • eternaleye
  • Jason Schein
  • Jonathan Hansford
  • Kornel Lesiński
  • Leif Arne Storset
  • midinastasurazz
  • mitaa
  • Ticki
Approved RFCs

Changes to Rust follow the Rust RFC (request for comments) process. These are the RFCs that were approved for implementation this week:

Final Comment Period

Every week the team announces the 'final comment period' for RFCs and key PRs which are reaching a decision. Express your opinions now. This week's FCPs are:

New RFCs Internals discussions Upcoming Events

If you are running a Rust event please add it to the calendar to get it mentioned here. Email Erick Tryzelaar or Brian Anderson for access.

fn work(on: RustProject) -> Money

There are some jobs writing Rust! This week's listings:

  • Assistant Researcher in Karlsruhe, Germany for embedded development on ARM stm32. Contact Oliver Schneider
Quote of the Week

Opening a vortex to Hell is actually safe, but de-referencing anything you pull from the vortex isn't safe.Steve Klabnik

Thanks to Gankro for the tip. Submit your quotes for next week!.

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This Week In Rust: This Week in Rust 89

Mozilla planet - ma, 27/07/2015 - 06:00

Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust! Rust is a systems language pursuing the trifecta: safety, concurrency, and speed. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @ThisWeekInRust or send us an email! Want to get involved? We love contributions.

This Week in Rust is openly developed on GitHub. If you find any errors in this week's issue, please submit a PR.

This week's edition was edited by: Vikrant Chaudhary, Brian Anderson.

From the Blogosphere New Releases & Project Updates
  • Cupid. Native Rust access to the x86 and x86_64 CPUID instruction.
  • nue. I/O and binary data encoding for Rust.
  • oxcable. A signal processing framework for making music with Rust.
  • rsmpi. Message Passing Interface (MPI) bindings for Rust.
  • rust_box2d. Rust bindings for Box2D physics engine.
  • avr-emulator. Atmel 8-bit AVR Emulator in React and Rust.
  • Piston 0.5 released.
  • font-atlas. A set of crates for creating and using 'font atlases'.
  • Hound 1.0.0. A crate for reading and writing wav audio.
  • Rusty_Dodge. A simple polar dodging game using glium.
Friend of the Tree

The Rust Team likes to occassionally recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to The Rust Project, its ecosystem, and its community. These people are 'friends of the tree'.

This week's friend of the tree was @tshepang.

Over the last year Tshepang has landed over 100 improvements to our documentation. Tshepang saw where documentation was not, and said "No. This will not do."

We should all endeavor to care about docs as much as Tshepang.

Subteam reports

Every week The Rust Teams release a report on what is going on in their corner of the project. Here are the highlights from this week's report.

  • The compiler is being refactored to work on an HIR and an MIR.
  • Work is proceeding on stabilizing the core library.
  • Basic allocators will soon be available.
  • MSVC integration is proceeding rapidly.
What's cooking on nightly?

134 pull requests were merged in the last week.

New Contributors
  • Andy Caldwell
  • Antti Keränen
  • eternaleye
  • Jason Schein
  • Jonathan Hansford
  • Kornel Lesiński
  • Leif Arne Storset
  • midinastasurazz
  • mitaa
  • Ticki
Approved RFCs

Changes to Rust follow the Rust RFC (request for comments) process. These are the RFCs that were approved for implementation this week:

Final Comment Period

Every week the team announces the 'final comment period' for RFCs and key PRs which are reaching a decision. Express your opinions now. This week's FCPs are:

New RFCs Internals discussions Upcoming Events

If you are running a Rust event please add it to the calendar to get it mentioned here. Email Erick Tryzelaar or Brian Anderson for access.

fn work(on: RustProject) -> Money

There are some jobs writing Rust! This week's listings:

  • Assistant Researcher in Karlsruhe, Germany for embedded development on ARM stm32. Contact Oliver Schneider
Quote of the Week

Opening a vortex to Hell is actually safe, but de-referencing anything you pull from the vortex isn't safe.Steve Klabnik

Thanks to Gankro for the tip. Submit your quotes for next week!.

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