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Rust 1.5 Stable Has Been Released

The Rust team recently announced the release of Rust 1.5 Stable for immediate download. This version comes with about 700 changes, several bug fixes, and performance enhancements.

According to the developers, Rust is a systems programming language that guarantees thread safety and prevents segfaults.

What’s New With Rust 1.5 Stable Release?

A few notable changes that come with this latest release include several stabilized APIs. The most notable new feature that comes here is the introduction of

cargo install

for installing Cargo application packages on the local operating system making it ideal for distributing Rust applications.

Other changes include all function invocations being properly checked for being well-formed now.

#[derive(Show)]

has been removed completely.

Crate metadata size has been reduced by about 20%. Other huge reductions in libcore size as major reductions in memory usage.

There is also preliminary support for NetBSD on amd64 in this version.

To get a better insight into what comes with Rust 1.5 you can check out the release notes here. Furthermore, you can go ahead and download Rust from this location.

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