Rust 0.6

Rust 0.6 is released. Rust is a systems programming language with a focus on safety, performance and concurrency.

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Firefox / Samsung and Servo

Surprised with this announcement they didn't mention the big catch. Rust just landed the Firefox / Samsung deal for their next generation browser (Servo) and possibly quite a bit more. (link to announcement). This isn't a huge shock since Rust development is hosted at Mozilla.

Reasons for picking Rust were
-- lightweight concurrency primitives
-- type inference and safety