You know a language has arrived when its toolchain ships as a standard component with operating systems.

Rust, Mozilla’s language for safe and speedy systems level programming, has landed a prime-time slot in the next edition of Fedora Linux, according to the change set for the first public alpha for Fedora 25.

This doesn’t mean that any system components in Fedora will be authored with Rust — yet. But it does mean that Fedora users, many of whom are developers, will have easy access to Rust’s ecosystem in their Fedora environments.

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