Stream: project leads (public)

Topic: Rust Interest Groups


Tony Arcieri (Aug 19 2020 at 23:11, on Zulip):

Regarding https://github.com/rust-lang/wg-governance/issues/12 and other domain WG applications...

Tony Arcieri (Aug 19 2020 at 23:11, on Zulip):

I've been wondering if it might be helpful to have something more like W3C Interest Groups

Tony Arcieri (Aug 19 2020 at 23:13, on Zulip):

that is, an officially recognized community where people discuss Rust in conjunction with a particular domain (and in that regard, with discussions adjacent to WGs e.g. on Zulip and/or Discord, subject to Rust CoC/moderation rules),

Tony Arcieri (Aug 19 2020 at 23:13, on Zulip):

...but without any sort of official role in the project or deliverables. just a focal point for discussion

Manish Goregaokar (Aug 20 2020 at 00:16, on Zulip):

We've been discussing that kind of thing in the gov WG as "community groups", yes, and it's likely what we'll end up doing i think

Lokathor (Aug 20 2020 at 01:43, on Zulip):

This sort of thing already exists to an extent within the Rust Community Discord and also the Rust Gamedev Discord.

Lokathor (Aug 20 2020 at 01:45, on Zulip):

There's also, for example, a thing called the "Rust Windows WG", which is not officially recognized by the rust project yet, but which is lead by the maintainer of winapi, so no other potential WG for Rust on Windows can really claim legitimacy against that.

Lokathor (Aug 20 2020 at 01:49, on Zulip):

Also there's github groups for rust-console, rust-tutorials, rust-retro, and probably many more I don't know about.

Tony Arcieri (Aug 20 2020 at 03:49, on Zulip):

@Lokathor I'm on the relevant Discord / Slack channels, but they're all kind of fragmented and undirected

Tony Arcieri (Aug 20 2020 at 03:50, on Zulip):

as in, decent ad hoc discussion, but mostly of the "how do I do x?" "you can try y" and that's the end of the discussion

Lokathor (Aug 20 2020 at 03:54, on Zulip):

What are you imagining instead? I'm not familiar with W3C stuff so I don't know what else you intend.

nikomatsakis (Aug 20 2020 at 11:06, on Zulip):

Having taken some time away from this, I have come back to feeling that this makes sense --

nikomatsakis (Aug 20 2020 at 11:06, on Zulip):

one thing I noticed btw is that the Swift project seems to leverage categories much more on their Discourse instance than we do

nikomatsakis (Aug 20 2020 at 11:07, on Zulip):

it might be nice e.g. to have sections in the users.rust-lang.org for example with more distinct categories

Tony Arcieri (Aug 20 2020 at 13:35, on Zulip):

@Lokathor something a bit more organized, where there's a GitHub perhaps, linking to various communication channels, and potentially even things like regular meetings where people might present a project they're working on or something to that effect

Lokathor (Aug 20 2020 at 13:40, on Zulip):

That does sound neat.

Lokathor (Aug 20 2020 at 13:42, on Zulip):

Sounds like the "awesome gbdev" stuff, maybe

Lokathor (Aug 20 2020 at 13:43, on Zulip):

And that's essentially what the gamedev-wg has become, I suppose

DPC (Aug 20 2020 at 14:50, on Zulip):

We also have the Ă„roRust unofficial working group for promoting rust in the aerospace industry.

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