solana-validator is used at run time in 1 crate. It's used only as a dev dependency in 2 crates.

Number of dependers solana-validator version Downloads/month
1 1.18.18 160
0 1.18.17 340
1 1.14.18 13
1 1.13.7 43
Depender solana-validator version
solana-replica-node =1.13.7
solana-json dev =1.14.18
squads-program dev ^1.9.4