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October 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 October.

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In October, we released new versions of RubyGems: 3.2.29, 3.2.30 and Bundler: 2.2.29, 2.2.30.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the improvements included in the above releases (see changelogs for more details):

  • made gem install noticeably faster on Windows - #4960.
  • made bundle install automatically reinstall deleted gems even when the lockfile is up to date - #4974.
  • fixed an issue where lockfile checks were making Bundler crash - #4941.
  • improved some errors when bundle install crashes due to permission issues, and also when gem tasks fail to run gem commands under the hood - #4965.
  • added a couple of load improvements, like using require_relative in more places - #4978, and avoiding activating the digest gem from RubyGems - #4979.

This month, RubyGems gained 133 new commits, contributed by 16 authors. There were 27,317 additions and 82,207 deletions across 2,572 files. News

This month, saw several bug fixes and updates, some of which include the following:

  • updated and released MFA requirement opt-in - #2242.
  • wrote a guide for MFA requirement opt-in feature - #297.
  • debugged memory leaks after update to Ruby 3 was made, and reverted update - #2843.
  • fixed race condition between version file update and version release - #2811.
  • fixed broken transitive dependencies page for non-ruby platform versions - #2816.
  • responded to pager calls for the database being overloaded by bot traffic and updated UI rate limit - #2835.

In October, gained 49 new commits, contributed by 7 authors. There were 873 additions and 120 deletions across 61 files.

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

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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