Rust packaging BoF

Speaker: Ximin Luo

Track: Ad-Hoc Talks

Type: BoF (45 minutes)


Room: Alishan (阿里山, 510)

Time: Jul 30 (Mon), 11:00

Duration: 0:45

Recently we completed a tool (debcargo) to automatically convert Rust crates to Debian packages.

The tool focuses on making long-term maintenance easier - in the vast majority of cases a maintainer only has to maintain two files (d/copyright, d/changelog) in git and everything else is automatically generated. Most crates take about 2-5 minutes to package, build and upload.

Over the past month or so we have already uploaded about 100 Rust packages, and have more on the way. The limiting factor has been the speed of the NEW queue.

This BoF will go over the whole end-to-end process of packaging Rust crates, and hopefully get some of you on board helping with the Debian Rust team.