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September 2020 RubyGems Updates

September 2020 RubyGems Updates

Welcome to the RubyGems monthly update! As part of our efforts at Ruby Together, we publish a recap of the work that we’ve done the previous month. Read on to find out what updates were made to RubyGems, Ruby Toolbox and RubyGems.org in September.

RubyGems News

This month, we did a lot of work triaging issues and so far we’re “winning the pulse” with over 80 issues closed vs only 14 opened, and 44 PRs merged vs 8 opened. We’ve also fixed a couple of new and outstanding issues some of which include:

We also worked on enabling disable_multisource and figuring out the different new behaviours it enables, several other test/dev issues and reviewing PRs from external contributors.

In September, Rubygems gained 150 new commits, contributed by 12 authors. There were 1263 additions and 4300 deletions across 176 files.

RubyGems.org News

In September we released the work done during Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020 related to adding support of managing owners using UI and confirmation of ownership addition. Many thanks to rubygems.org GSoC student @vachhanihpavan for doing an excellent job.

We also made the following updates and improvements:

This month, Rubygems.org gained 31 new commits, contributed by 5 authors. There were 2467 additions and 292 deletions across 85 files.

Ruby Toolbox

On Ruby Toolbox we’ve added a display of the repository README for each library which will hopefully be useful for quickly evaluating projects more in depth on top of the usual metrics directly on the site. Other upgrades include:

  • Bringing lines-of-code stats to the site so you can have an indication of the size and complexity of the library at a glance.
  • An official command line client that gives you quick access to data served by the recently launched API, including a report on the health status of your dependencies
  • Providing an alternate database dump that excludes historical gem download stats, since they make up the majority of the dump size and make imports very slow, so if you just want some real data to work with it’s become a bit cumbersome at this point

Thanks @colszowka for your work on this project!


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