Want to find crates for GUI in Rust? Then you've come to the right place!
This site is maintained as best as possible. The next steps likely involve replacing it with an automated system more like lib.rs.
CI runs weekly to update crate information from crates.io, if it is not overriden by the crate's configuration in this repo.
What is this?
To make it easy for people (hey, that's you!
- fork AreWeGuiYet
- clone your fork
cdto the CLI directory (
cli) (it currently uses relative paths
- Build and run the CLI!
cargo run -- [--clean] <command> [flags]
cargo run -- help
- When you're done, commit your changes, push to your fork, and...
- Open a pull request!
Building the CLI requires Rust 1.31+. The CLI maintains a cache so it doesn't hammer any APIs
with more calls than it needs to. If you downloaded the repo awhile ago, please be sure to run
If you need assistance (or especially if there's a bug, of which there are certainly many),
please open an issue (it's much appreciated!
Please note: If you find yourself editing any
.json files because the CLI doesn't work or
you think it's dumb (a reasonable opinion), it would be appreciated to add to the top of the
file when adding new entries.
n.b., Because the CLI uses reqwest, which brings in hyper and tokio, it may take awhile to compile and requires almost a gigabyte of disk space.
To submit a crate
framework command from the
cli directory like so:
cargo run -- framework
The CLI will walk you through the rest and will help make sure that AreWeGuiYet doesn't become
stale and contains the most recent information. If you make any errors, you can either
to exit and start over or carry on: When the CLI is done, you will find the
populated with your additions. You can edit in any necessary changes. The main purpose of the CLI
is to encourage using defaults (which are written and updated by crate maintainers) and follow a
few consistency guidelines.
If you use the defaults, the CLI will automatically pull the most recent info from crates.io
publish is run.
Now you're ready to open your PR!
To submit a news link or post
This part of the CLI is unfinished as of writing. However, you may submit links and posts by
newsfeed.json file directly, for now. The CLI
publish command will update the HTML
appropriately (or yell at you if you made any oopsie woopsies; just like borrowchk!).
ecosystem_tags.json lists descriptions for tags. There should not be any unused tags listed
in there and not all tags need to have a description, so not all tags need to be in that file.
docs directory is the build directory for the HTML content.
docs is committed to master
and is used as the web root for GitHub pages. Non-HTML files in the
docs directory are anything
that the HTML pages depend on. Some of these are not generated and are hand written.
site directory contains the Tera template files, which are used by the CLI to generate the
HTML in the
The JS code on the main page is a little sloppy. If there are compatibility issues with your browser please open an issue!
cli directory contains the CLI tool which is used to create new entries on the website and
generate the HTML.
Major undertakings remaining:
- Crate search based on the tags and an optional query
- tag commands
- tag normalization
- markdown sanitization, better sanitization in
- Pull missing data from github and possibly other sites (bitbucket/gitlab?) if they have
- The original author has no intention of implementing this but if you want a challenge this could be a fun project!
- Do we want to support
- listing Pros/Cons in addition to crate descriptions?
- Live badges for crate cards
And less major:
- Move tag descriptions from title attribute into hover tooltip.