Rust Team to Ask Community's Opinion

Rust team, willing to know community's feeadback, launchs the State of Rust Survey 2018
10 August 2018   440

Developers of the programming language Rust announced the opening of the State of Rust Survey 2018. The users are required to answer 16 questions that will help the team to identify the weak points of the project. According to the authors, the survey takes 10-15 minutes. The text is translated into 14 languages.

It is important for the team to know the respondents' opinion about the instruments and libraries of the ecosystem. Also, developers want feedback on their current priorities and activities in public projects.

The Rust Community Team is pleased to announce our 2018 State of Rust Survey! Whether or not you use Rust today, we want to know your opinions. Your responses will help the project understand its strengths and weaknesses and establish development priorities for the future.
 

Rust Team

The collection of responses will close on September 8, 2018, and the results of the study will be published in the official blog within 1-2 months. To keep anonymity, just do not specify an email address. 

Help Rust team and community, take part in the survey.

Mozilla to Roll Out Firefox 64

Learn about updates for both users and developers in new version of popular browser
12 December 2018   128

Mozilla has released the Firefox 64 browser. The developers have eliminated 30 vulnerabilities, among which 21 are critical. The development team added operations with multiple tabs, improved browser performance for macOS and Linux platforms, and also discontinued support for Symantec certificates.

New in Firefox 64 for users:
Support for news feeds (RSS) and live bookmarks has been discontinued - the company has proposed replacing them with extensions or third-party aggregators. In addition, Firefox has stopped supporting Symantec TLS certificates. This is due to incorrect preparation of reports and other irregularities in the work of the company, for example, issuing EV certificates without checks.

The about: crashes page has been redesigned. It displays sent and unsent reports about browser crashes, while the user can delete any of them from the hard disk.

  • Other innovations:
  • Task Manager. It displays the resource usage of each tab.
  • Increased the speed of work. When creating browser versions for the macOS and Linux platforms, the Clang compiler was used with the optimization mode during linking.
  • Link Exchange in Windows. Users can share sites that are viewed on social networks using the Share button in the context menu of a web page.
  • Remove add-ons from the toolbar. To do this, call the context menu (right-click on the add-on icon).
  • Firefox configuration profiles for macOS. They are set up by corporate clients for internal use.
  • Tabs. In the new version, the user can select multiple tabs and move, close or add them to the bookmarks.

Firefox 64 updates for developers:

  • The ability to work simultaneously with three CSS grids in the interface for viewing multi-layered layout of elements (CSS Grid Inspector).
  • JavaScript syntax highlighting in the command line of the web console.
  • Changes in CSS, including support for CSS scrollbars and -webkit-appearance.
  • Displays the contrast value of the text relative to the background when you hover the cursor in the Accessibility Inspector panel.

Get more info at official docs.