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A GUI for Cargo

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This is a project to make a GUI for cargo, built using Slint:


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Cargo UI can be installed from crates.io:

cargo install cargo-ui

Alternatively, you can download one of our pre-built binaries for Linux or Windows:

  1. Open https://github.com/slint-ui/cargo-ui/releases
  2. Click on the latest release
  3. From "Assets" download either cargo-ui-linux.tar.gz for a Linux x86-64 binary or cargo-ui-windows.zip for a Windows x86-64 binary.
  4. Uncompress the downloaded archive and run cargo-ui/cargo-ui.exe or place the uncompressed directory into your PATH.


cargo ui


In addition to a working cargo and Rust installation, a few other tools or libraries are needed:


  • fontconfig library (libfontconfig-dev on debian based distributions)
  • xcb library (libxcb-shape0-dev libxcb-xfixes0-dev libxkbcommon-dev on debian based distributions)


  • A working C compiler (such as MSVC)


  • "Xcode Command Line Tools" need to be installed: xcode-select --install

For the native style: (optional)


Some ideas for features:

  • Choose the binary to run or the lib to build or the test to run
  • Display the errors in a nice way
  • Select the debug or release mode
  • Select the toolchain (nightly, stable, ...)
  • Maybe integrate with rustup to update the toolchain or install new one
  • See the dependencies as an expendable tree
  • Show duplicated dependencies
  • Show outdated dependencies, with button to easily update
  • Ability to easily add dependency (by searching the crates.io index)
  • Edit features of dependencies from a list.
  • Show asm, llvm-ir, ...
  • Show build progress and be able to cancel the build
  • Edit other metadata of the the Cargo.toml (edition, author, ...)
  • Manage workspaces and do batch edit of the metadata on all members
  • Have a "playground" tab which allow to easily try rust code
  • A publish tab which publishes all the crates in the workspace in the right order
  • Double-click on a Cargo.toml file would also run cargo-ui.
  • ...


The source code of Cargo UI is available under the terms of both the MIT license and the Apache License (Version 2.0). (See LICENSE-APACHE and LICENSE-MIT for details.)

However, because of the use of GPL dependencies, cargo-ui, as a whole, is licensed under the terms of the GPLv3 (See LICENSE-GPL)


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