JSON Schema

Many cargo-dist commands when run with --output-format=json will output to stdout a format we call "dist-manifest.json". This contains:

  • Top-level facts about the Announcement (tag, announcement title, etc)
  • Info about the Apps being Released as part of the Announcement ("releases")
  • Info about the Artifacts included in the Announcement ("announcements")

As a matter of forward-compat and back-compat, basically every field in the format should be treated as optional (which the schema reflects).

The latest schema can be found at:


An example dist-manifest can be found at: