Rust 2018 Released

Rust team has announced the first major edition of Rust since 1.0 (Rust 2015). According to the team, the new version is a culmination of feature stabilization throughout the year.

Recently, The Rust team has announced the first major edition of Rust since 1.0 (Rust 2015). According to the team, the new version is a culmination of feature stabilization throughout the year and features improvements to tooling, documentation, and domain working groups.
 
Rust 2018 will provide high-quality documentation for the full set of new and improved features and the idioms they give rise to.
 
"The Rust Programming Language book has been completely re-written over the last 18 months, and will be updated throughout the year as features reach the stable compiler." wrote the team.
 
Source: Mozzila 
 
On the language part, major improvement work in the pipeline stems from 2017’s ergonomics initiative. Productivity improvements that form the backbone of the new release include:
 
"Ownership system improvements, including making borrowing more flexible via “non-lexical lifetimes”, improved pattern matching integration, and more.

Trait system improvements, including the long-awaited impl Trait syntax for dealing with types abstractly.

Module system improvements, focused on increasing clarity and reducing complexity.

Generators/async/await: work is rapidly progressing on first-class async programming support."
 
The team has asked developers to provide feedback on what they liked, didn’t like or hoped to see in Rust during the last year, and propose any goals or directions for the upcoming year. The team is also looking for posts on ideas for community programs, language features, documentation improvements, ecosystem needs or tooling enhancements.
 
To know more, you can read the official announcement here.