I have spent a few minutes for figuring out crates.io’s alternative which I’ve seen before. It was Lib.rs.
I’m not a big fan of crates.io’s client-side rendering and I was working on crates.io’s server-side rendering from 2019 to 2020. crates.io’s front-end is written in Ember and Fastboot is Ember’s way of doing server-side rendering.
However switching to server-side rendering is a big change and crates.io’s team was not really ready for that in terms of workload. There was on-going Ember-related refactoring at that time such as migrating to native classes which caused a lot of conflicts. So, eventually I gave up.
Yeah. I’ve just shared my old sad story today. Sometimes things don’t work out.