Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rails 3.1 HackFest

Have you ever wanted to contribute back to Rails? This is the opportunity you've been looking for. We're organizing a Rails 3.1 Hackfest on the weekend of July 23rd and 24th!!!


The goal of this event is to have Rails 3.1 as the most stable version as possible. So, in this event we will focus on working on 3-1-stable branch of the project.


In order to achieve this we encourage you to:
  • Upgrade your existing apps to Rails 3.1 and report any existing issue if it doesn't already exist
  • Test your favorite plugins/gems with Rails 3.1 and report any existing issue if it doesn't already exist
  • Review all the open issues and pull requests
    • Check if issues can be reproduced
    • If so provide as many details as possible (for example it's important for us to know which Rails version/s are affected. They could be 2-3-stable, 3-0-stable, 3-1-stable or master)
    • If it's not possible to reproduce the issue, add a comment on github issue tracker indicating that
  • Provide test cases and patches for 3-1-stable blockers only (blockers will be tagged as 'blocker')
    • Follow the contributing to Ruby on Rails guide
    • Try to provide a failing test case (if you can't figure out the whole solution)
    • Try to provide a full patch (tests, code and docs if needed)
  • Write documentation (guides, API), you can push modifications directly to docrails
  • Write blog posts about your experience using 3.1
Please note that since we are on the release candidate already, only patches for blocking issues will be accepted.


From the core team: Aaron Patterson (tenderlove), Xavier Noria (fxn) and Santiago Pastorino (spastorino), and the core contributors: Damien Mathieu (dmathieu), Prem Sichanugrist (sikachu) and Josh Kalderimis (joshk) will be around, so don't hesitate to ask whatever questions you may have.


The weekend of July 23rd and 24th, 2011


Server: Channel: #rails-contrib


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rails 3.0.9 has been released!

Hi everybody!

Rails 3.0.9 has been released! Since I am at Nordic Ruby, I will deem this Nordic Ruby Edition. ;-)
The main boogs fixed in this release are problems dealing with modifications of SafeBuffers.
gem install rails or update your Gemfile and bundle update while it's hot!


The major changes in this release of Rails are bug fixes surrounding modifications to SafeBuffer strings. We had places that were modifying SafeBuffers and those places raised exceptions after the security fixes in the 3.0.8 release.

We've since updated those code paths, and now we have this nice release for you today!
Please check the CHANGELOG files in each section on github for more details.
For an exhaustive list of the commits in this release, please see github.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WordPress 3.2 Release Candidate 2

Howdy! The second release candidate for WordPress 3.2 is now available. If you haven’t tested WordPress 3.2 yet, now is the time — please though, not on your live site unless you’re extra adventurous.

We’ve handled a number of issues since RC1, including additional Twenty Eleven tweaks, a new theme support option for defaulting to randomized headers, and various RTL fixes.

Plugin and theme authors, please test your plugins and themes now, so that if there is a compatibility issue, we can figure it out before the final release. Users are also encouraged to test things out. If you find problems, let your plugin/theme authors know so they can figure out the cause. If you are testing the release candidate and think you’ve found a bug, there are a few ways to let us know:
To test WordPress 3.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

If any known issues crop up, you’ll be able to find them here. If you’d like to know which levers to pull in your testing, check out a list of features in our Beta 1 post.

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Rails 3.1.0.rc4 has been released!

I've pushed a 3.1.0.rc4. Please test it against your application against this release candidate and report any regressions to the rails core mailing list. I would like to hear your feedback, good or bad. Especially if it's good. 

In two weeks, if there are no show stopping issues I will release the final version. If we do find regressions, I will publish another release candidate and we'll put another two weeks on the clock.

However, I will not wait two weeks between release candidates. I want to get the final done as quickly as possible, so I'll try to release RCs as quickly as possible.


Here are some of the major changes to the RC branch:
  • escape_javascript safebuffer fixes
  • json_escape safebuffer fixes
  • RDoc / ruby-debug conflict fixes.
  • arel_table is cached unless the table_name changes
For an exaustive list, please check out the commits on github.


Monday, July 25, 2011

WordPress 3.2.1 now available

After more than a million downloads of WordPress 3.2, we’re now releasing WordPress 3.2.1 into the wild. This maintenance release fixes a server incompatibility related to JSON that’s unfortunately affected some of you, as well as a few other fixes in the new dashboard design and the Twenty Eleven theme. If you’ve already updated to 3.2, then this update will be even faster than usual, thanks to the new feature in 3.2 that only updates files that have been changed, rather than replacing all the files in your installation..

For a full list of fixes, view the changelog the list of tickets. Our release haiku:

JSON, the admin
A little bit tidier
Edge cases covered

Download 3.2.1 or update now from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.

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