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January 2021 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 January.

RubyGems News

In January, we released new versions of Bundler v2.2.5, v2.2.6, v2.2.7, and v2.2.8, and corresponding versions of RubyGems v3.2.5, v3.2.6, v3.2.7, and v3.2.8. The main improvements in these releases are resolver correctness and better performance. Learn more about specific changes made from the changelogs: Bundler Changelog and RubyGems Changelog. We’re refining our RFC for Bundler Version Locking -#29 and plan to move on to the implementation soon.

As usual, we’re routinely triaging new issues and reviewing pull requests from contributors.

This month, RubyGems gained 172 new commits, contributed by 12 authors. There were 53323 additions and 1646 deletions across 2565 files. News

This month on, we reduced delay in update of versions endpoint after gem push from the worst-case of 3,660 seconds to 60 seconds - #2612, #2614, #2616.

In addition to that, we made the following improvement and fixes:

  • debugged delay in versions endpoint update on gem push and set surrogate key on versions to reduce Fastly cache expiry. - #2612, #2614
  • worked on pre-update changes for Rails 6.1 and updated and deployed Rails 6.1 update. -#2607, #2597, #2598
  • created Fastly support tickets for dedicated IPs and incorrect status code on matching If-None-Match.
  • worked on updating RubyGems-terraform root files to sync with current state.
  • thanks to @iMacTia, we added a new MFA level UI and gem signin - #2601 - find out more about this on RubyGems Guides.

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

In January, gained 89 new commits, contributed by 8 authors. There were 651 additions and 377 deletions across 70 files.

Learn more about contributing to RubyGems by visiting the RubyGems Contributing Guide. We welcome all kinds of contributions, including bug fixes, feature implementation, writing and updating documentation, and bug triage.

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