hubcaps 0.3.0

Rust interface for Github


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a rust interface for github


/!\ planned API changes

  • implement error handling in terms of error-chain crate
  • implement async interface when hyper adopts it

The goal and motivation behind these are not to intentionally make breaking changes, but rather to adopt evolving community standards


Add the following to your Cargo.toml filter

hubcaps = "0.3"


Basic usage requires a user-defined user agent string (because github requires this), a hyper::Client instance, and a flavor of hubcaps::Credentials for authorization. For user authenticated requests you'll typically want to use hubcaps::Credentials::Token with a personal access token. For requests that permit anonymous access, you can substitute hubcaps::Credentials::Token with hubcaps::Credentials::None

Note: hyper 0.10 no longer includes a tls implementation by default. you will need to provide one to your choosing

extern crate hyper;
extern crate hubcaps;
extern crate hyper_native_tls;

use hyper::Client;
use hyper::net::HttpsConnector;
use hyper_native_tls::NativeTlsClient;
use hubcaps::{Credentials, Github};

fn main() {
  let github = Github::new(
    // tls configured hyper client

Github instances define functions for accessing api services that map closely to their url structure.

As a convention, api methods that expect arguments are represented as functions that accept a struct representing those arguments with an optional builder interface for convenience of construction.


Typically the reference point of most github services is a repository

let repo = github.repo("user", "repo");

With a repo instance on hand, you can access a number of sub services, like labels, deployments, pulls, issues, and releases. Each of this are named functions exported from the repo interface.


Labels is a service for tagging resources like issues and pulls with names which you can later group and filter on.

use hubcaps::LabelOptions;

let labels = repo.labels();

// create new labels
  "{:?}", labels.create(
      "rustic", "ccc"

// list labels
for l in labels.list().unwrap() {
  println!("{:?}", l)

// delete labels


Deployments is a service for orchestrating deployments of applications sourced from github repositories

let deployments = repo.deployments();


Pulls is a service for issuing code change requests against a repository

let pulls = repo.pulls();


Issues is a service for tracking bugs for a repository

let issues = repo.issues();


Releases is a service for tracking changes for a stable releases of a versioned library or application

let releases = repo.releases();


Gists is a service for micro repositories

let gists = github.gists();


Search provides a raw string query search for indexed data. Currently only search for issues is supported

let search_issues =;

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