Published First Crate on Crates.io
I published my first public crate. I thought my library was useful, general, and did not have a similar implementation in crates.io. I hoped that it may get used by the Rust community. It turned out to be very easy to package and upload my code, and I wanted to share my process.
Complete Cargo.toml with package metadata🔗
I tried to define the metadata completely. Other than writing the code, this took the longest time. I wanted to make sure the crate listed in an appropriate category. As well as using relevant keywords.
(My very first version did not have a README or fancy build badges, but I did have docstrings for docs.rs)
Generate API Key and log in from cargo🔗
Crates.io only supports logging in using Github accounts.
Navigate to Account Settings and scroll down to the API Access section. Click new token and give your token a name.
After giving your token a name, there is going to be a
cargo login command with a random token value. Run this command to log in.
Run cargo publish🔗
My crate was at the top of the new crates column of crates.io
Like I mentioned earlier, I had doc strings in my code that I expected to publish to docs.rs. This can take a few minutes. Wait a few minutes. It’ll make it there.
I later followed up with writing a complete README.md, and added badges. That’s all it took to make my little library look fancy.
If you were on the fence about publishing to crates.io, I hope you are now convinced that it was not.
Before you go, some info about my crate:🔗
I wrote it because common ssh-based git repo urls don’t fit a standard like:
As such, parsing is not supported by many languages’ standard library, including Rust.
Anyway, I hope you'll check it out! Thanks!