Was there ever a final decision on the inclusion of Rust corelib calls into things like epoll and kqueue or is it defacto always going to be done by outside crates?
There are definitely no plans to put that into std at this time, but it’s not like there has been a final decision or anything on it. A new futures library is just now becoming a thing. We’ll need to get lots of experience with that. :-)
Note that we do have officially maintained crates in the rust-lang and rust-lang-nursery GitHub organizations. A futures library could end up there some day!