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November 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 and in November.

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In November, we worked on the Bundler Version Locking RFC that allows a user to specify a required Bundler version in the Gemfile/gemspec with a working proof of concept. We also made improvements to platform support by enabling the specific_platform functionality by default, and decided to delay the change to resolve all Gemfile platforms automatically in addition to that, we made the following improvements and fixes:

  • fixed a missing require issue. #4036
  • fixed a couple of minor “Windows paths” issues. #4038, #4039
  • fixed gem specification --platform.
  • added an --all-platforms flag that optionally allows generating Windows binstubs from non-Windows platforms. #3886
  • merged a PR to fix a bundle remove bug where it was removing comments. #4045
  • merged a PR to support the new signin endpoints. #3840
  • merged a PR to improve the -C flag to gem build. #3983
  • added a fix to slightly improve some “gem not found” error messages. #4019
  • fixed an intermittent spec failure. #4060
  • fixed an issue with changelog generation. #4059
  • fixed an issue with nested bundler invocations. #4063
  • fixed a discrepancy between executing with or without bundle exec. #4063
  • added more descriptive errors about default network errors. #4061
  • fixed a CI issue that appeared under Windows. #4068
  • merged a tweak to the bundle gem default skeleton. #4066
  • Extend gem DSL with a force_ruby_platform option. #4049

In November, RubyGems gained 58 new commits, contributed by 10 authors. There were 816 additions and 426 deletions across 79 files. News

This month, we coordinated with Fastly support to enable Globalsign certs and AAAA records in our TLS config. We updated RubyGems CLI gem signin according to changes requested in a review and also made the following fixes and improvements:

  • added a new way to match RubyGems versions using the build-arg in docker image. #2548
  • fixed failing tests in shoulda-matchers update and reported an issue of invalid objects should belong_to tests on shoulda-matchers repo. #1375
  • investigated DelegationError for ownership records with nil user_id.
  • updated our DMARC policy to ensure that spoofed emails with in sender get marked as spam.
  • worked on a PR to resolve a HackerOne report, disallowing duplicate canonical version numbers. #2559
  • read privacy policy of other package manager websites and researched the requirements for CCPA and GDPR.
  • add Pagerduty integration for Cloudwatch ALB alerts.

As always, we continue to fix bugs, review and merge PR’s and reply to support tickets.

In November, gained 23 new commits, contributed by 3 authors. There were 89 additions and 15 deletions across 12 files.

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