Today we’re releasing Rust 1.5 stable. This post gives the highlights, and you can find the full details in the release notes.

What’s in 1.5 stable

The biggest news with Rust 1.5 is the introduction of cargo install, a new subcommand that installs Cargo application packages on the local system. This tool offers a painless way to distribute Rust applications.

The community is already taking advantage of cargo install to install applications like rustfmt, the work-in-progress code formatting tool for Rust. Moreover, cargo install can also be used to install new subcommands for Cargo itself:

  • cargo-check: statically check a project, but don’t build a binary.
  • cargo-edit: add or remove dependencies for a project through the command line.
  • cargo-graph: build dependency graphs for a project using GraphViz.
  • cargo-watch: automatically re-run a Cargo command when the project changes.

(You can find more with a crates.io search.)

In addition to these tooling changes, Rust 1.5 sees a large number of library API stabilizations, especially around the interaction of paths and the file system.

Finally, there were a few improvements to compile times, and crate metadata shrunk by about 20%.

Contributors to 1.5

The Rust community continues to do incredible work, and we’d like to thank the 152 contributors to this release:

  • Aaron Turon
  • Adolfo Ochagavía
  • Ahmed Charles
  • Aidan Hobson Sayers
  • Aleksey Kladov
  • Alex Burka
  • Alex Crichton
  • Alex Gaynor
  • Alexis Beingessner
  • Alfie John
  • Amit Aryeh Levy
  • Andre Bogus
  • Andrea Canciani
  • Andreas Sommer
  • Andrew Chin
  • Andrew Paseltiner
  • Ariel Ben-Yehuda
  • Barosl Lee
  • Bastien Dejean
  • Ben S
  • Ben Sago
  • Björn Steinbrink
  • Boris Egorov
  • Brian Anderson
  • Bryce Van Dyk
  • Carlos Liam
  • Carol (Nichols || Goulding)
  • Charlotte Spencer
  • Chris C Cerami
  • Chris Drake
  • Chris Wong
  • Colin Wallace
  • Corentin Henry
  • Corey Farwell
  • Craig Hills
  • Cristi Cobzarenco
  • Cristian Kubis
  • Dan W.
  • Daniel Carral
  • Daniel Keep
  • Dato Simó
  • David Elliott
  • David Ripton
  • David Szotten
  • DenisKolodin
  • Dominik Inführ
  • Dongie Agnir
  • Eduard Burtescu
  • Eli Friedman
  • Eljay
  • Emanuel Czirai
  • Fabiano Beselga
  • Felix S. Klock II
  • Florian Hahn
  • Florian Hartwig
  • Garming Sam
  • Gavin Baker
  • Gleb Kozyrev
  • Guillaume Gomez
  • Huon Wilson
  • Irving A.J. Rivas Z.
  • J. Ryan Stinnett
  • Jack Wilson
  • James Bell
  • James McGlashan
  • Jan Likar
  • Jan-Erik Rediger
  • Jed Davis
  • Jethro Beekman
  • John Hodge
  • Jonas Schievink
  • Jonathan Hansford
  • Jorge Aparicio
  • Jose Narvaez
  • Joseph Caudle
  • Keshav Kini
  • Kevin Butler
  • Kevin Yap
  • Kyle Robinson Young
  • Lee Jeffery
  • Lee Jenkins
  • Lennart Kudling
  • Liigo Zhuang
  • Luqman Aden
  • Manish Goregaokar
  • Marcello Seri
  • Marcus Klaas
  • Martin Pool
  • Matt Brubeck
  • Michael Howell
  • Michael Layzell
  • Michael Pankov
  • Ms2ger
  • Nick Cameron
  • Nick Hamann
  • Nick Howell
  • Niko Matsakis
  • Oliver Schneider
  • Peter Atashian
  • Peter Marheine
  • Philipp Oppermann
  • Remi Rampin
  • Reza Akhavan
  • Ricardo Signes
  • Richard Diamond
  • Robert Gardner
  • Robin Kruppe
  • Ruud van Asseldonk
  • Ryan Scheel
  • Scott Olson
  • Sean Bowe
  • Sebastian Wicki
  • Seeker14491
  • Seo Sanghyeon
  • Simon Mazur
  • Simon Sapin
  • Simonas Kazlauskas
  • Stefan O'Rear
  • Steve Klabnik
  • Steven Allen
  • Steven Fackler
  • Sébastien Marie
  • Ted Mielczarek
  • Tobias Bucher
  • Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
  • Ulrik Sverdrup
  • Utkarsh Kukreti
  • Vadim Chugunov
  • Vadim Petrochenkov
  • Vitali Haravy
  • Vladimir Rutsky
  • Wesley Wiser
  • Will Speak
  • William Throwe
  • Willy Aguirre
  • Xavier Shay
  • Yoshito Komatsu
  • arcnmx
  • arthurprs
  • billpmurphy
  • bors
  • christopherdumas
  • critiqjo
  • glendc
  • kickinbahk
  • llogiq
  • mdinger
  • nwin
  • nxnfufunezn
  • panicbit
  • skeleten
  • whitequark