Monthly review: January

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Sponsors

Embark Studios continued to support my work throughout January.

They have been supporting all kinds of open source Rust contributors this past year and are a huge boon to the Rust community. I'm exited to work with them to bring more Clippy features on the way!

I also want to thank the following people for continued sponsorship of my open source work this past month: @repi, @oli-obk and @yaahc.

If you like what I'm doing and want to support my work as well, please consider sponsoring me on Patreon or via other means 🧡

What I've worked on

7 contributions got merged this month:

I've reviewed and approved 12 pull requests.

In addition to that I currently have two open pull requests in compiletest-rs:

Finally, I started a new Rust side project: webdriver-install. As the name suggests it manages the installation, updating and removal of webdrivers, such as chromedriver.

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Currently it supports the installation of chromedriver and geckodriver on Windows, MacOS and Linux. It comes both as a Rust library as well as a CLI for usage in non-Rust environments.

Reflections

Two really important things happened for the Clippy team this month:

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I believe this is going to be great for long-term contributor retention and finding more team members. The bi-weekly meetings may also improve my personal motivation to get things done.

As mentioned in my previous post, I'm now back in the reviewer rotation for Clippy. To be honest, I don't have a good system for managing review notifications, yet. So far I only decided that I will take a month off from reviewing and open source once every year.

One thing that didn't go so well, is the implementation of the internal cargo dev bless command that I rewrote in Rust in December. I came to the conclusion that the way I implemented it was not the best way. The details can be found in this comment. Instead of keeping the current implementation, I am helping out with implementing it the proper way in compiletest-rs.

Goals

  • I want to help with the re-implementation of cargo dev bless
  • Push webdriver-install to a point where I can publicly announce a release
  • Fixing more Clippy bugs
  • Get a freelancing registration

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Philipp Hansch

Full Stack Developer

Philipp is a full stack developer currently heavily involved with Rust. Most notably he's a member of the Clippy team where he helps with bugfixing and documentation. You can follow him on Twitter and find him on GitHub as well as Patreon.