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Re: rust vs rust-bin
* On 2020-06-25 at 14:56 BST, nia wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 02:42:06PM +0100, Chavdar Ivanov wrote:
> > BTW ATM lang/rust is still on 1.43.1nb1, whereas lang/rust-bin is
> > already at 1.44.0. Switching could be potentially a problem.
> Yes, rust-bin is intended to be a drop-in replacement for lang/rust
> that doesn't require the somewhat painful bootstrapping process (but
> runs on less platforms, because upstream only publishes full binaries
> for certain targets).
> We ended up in a slightly strange situation - the rust update was
> held back because an optional experimental program was failing to build.
> When rust published the official binaries, they just excluded that
FWIW the optional program had been failing to build for a long time,
and wasn't actually causing any problems, but we're just too close to
the freeze now to revert the revert (though I'll be doing so in my own
2020Q2 tree anyway).
Jonathan Perkin - Joyent, Inc. - www.joyent.com
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