Regarding https://github.com/rust-lang/wg-governance/issues/12 and other domain WG applications...
I've been wondering if it might be helpful to have something more like W3C Interest Groups
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),
...but without any sort of official role in the project or deliverables. just a focal point for discussion
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
This sort of thing already exists to an extent within the Rust Community Discord and also the Rust Gamedev Discord.
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.
Also there's github groups for
rust-retro, and probably many more I don't know about.
@Lokathor I'm on the relevant Discord / Slack channels, but they're all kind of fragmented and undirected
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
What are you imagining instead? I'm not familiar with W3C stuff so I don't know what else you intend.
Having taken some time away from this, I have come back to feeling that this makes sense --
one thing I noticed btw is that the Swift project seems to leverage categories much more on their Discourse instance than we do
it might be nice e.g. to have sections in the
users.rust-lang.org for example with more distinct categories
@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
That does sound neat.
Sounds like the "awesome gbdev" stuff, maybe
And that's essentially what the gamedev-wg has become, I suppose
We also have the ÄroRust unofficial working group for promoting rust in the aerospace industry.