Read Rust

Tag: nix


A few weeks ago, we at Determinate Systems released Riff, a tool that uses Nix to automatically provide external dependencies for Rust projects. By that we mean dependencies written in other languages—like OpenSSL or the Protobuf compiler—that by definition can’t be installed by Cargo. The developer experience of Rust is widely regarded as one of the best in the business—and we concur!—but external dependencies have been a thorn in the side of the Rust community from the get-go. And so we’re excited to provide a full-fledged solution to this problem in the form of Riff.


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