SD Times news digest: Facebook joins the Rust Foundation, Updated Google Play guidance, and mabl announces native Jira integration

by Joseph K. Clark

Facebook announced its support for the Rust Foundation and stated that it is committed to sustaining and growing the Rust open-source ecosystem and community.

According to Facebook, it currently has multiple teams throughout the company writing Rust code. It even has a dedicated Rust team that is primarily responsible for the growth of Rust’s development inside the company and contributing to open source.


“We are joining the Rust Foundation to help contribute to, improve and grow this language that has become so valuable to developers and us around the world. We look forward to participating with the other foundation members and the Rust community to make Rust a mainstream language of choice for systems programming and beyond,” said Joel Marcey, the open-source ecosystem lead at Facebook and now board director at the Rust Foundation.

Updated Google Play guidance

Google is pre-announcing a policy change for app metadata and introducing new guidelines on store listing preview assets.

The company introduced the policy change to prominently display the app title, icon, and developer name on the store listing page.

Meanwhile, the preview asset changes focus on ensuring that they accurately represent the app or game and provide enough information to help users decide whether to download.

Mabel announces new native Jira integration.

With the new Jira integration in support of Open DevOps from Atlassian, teams will integrate automated testing and issue tracking into their DevOps pipeline.

“There’s no question that the flexibility, security, and scalability of the cloud enables a wide variety of new capabilities that supercharge agile software development,” said Izzy Azeri, co-founder at mabl. “Jira is one of the most popular tools among quality engineers, and this new native Jira integration ensures that high-velocity teams can continue to deliver high-quality applications as they move workflows with Jira to the cloud.”

The enhanced integration allows the ability to easily collaborate on finding and fixing software bugs, improving visibility into issues, quickly triaging reported matters, and re-running existing tests.

GCC 11.1 released

This GCC 11.1 release switches the default debugging format to DWARF 5 [1] on most targets and changes the default C++ language version too -std=gnu++17.

The release also improves C++20 language support, both on the compiler and library sides], adds experimental C++23 support, some C2X enhancements, and various optimization enhancements. Additional details are available here.

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