Facebook joins the Rust Foundation, Updated Google Play guidance, and mabl announces native Jira integration.
Facebook announced its support for the Rust Foundation and added 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 and even possesses a dedicated Rust team that is primarily responsible for the growth of Rust development inside the company as well as contributing to open source. Joel Marcey, the open-source ecosystem lead at Facebook, and now board director at the Rust Foundation commented:
“We are joining the Rust Foundation to help contribute to, improve and grow this language that has become so valuable to us and developers 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.”
Updated Google Play guidance
Google is pre-announcing a change in its policy for app metadata and introduced new guidelines on store listing preview assets. The company also introduced the policy change to display the app title, icon and developer name on the store listing page.
mabl announces new native Jira integration
Now teams will be able to integrate automated testing and issue tracking into their DevOps pipeline with the new Jira integration in support of Open DevOps from Atlassian. Izzy Azeri, co-founder at mabl commented:
“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. 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 provides the ability to easily collaborate on finding and fixing software bugs, improving visibility into issues, quickly triaging reported issues and re-running existing tests.
GCC 11.1 released
This GCC 11.1 release switches the default debugging format to DWARF 5  on most targets and switches the default C++ language version to -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.