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November 2023 Newsletter


Hello! Welcome to the November newsletter. Read on for announcements from Ruby Central and a report of the OSS work we’ve done from the previous month. In October, Ruby Central's open source work was supported by 35 different companies, including Fastly, Sentry, Ruby member Zendesk and Ruby Shield sponsor Shopify. In total, we were supported by 182 members. Thanks to all of our members for making everything that we do possible. <3

Ruby Central News

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RubyGems News

During October in RubyGems, we released RubyGems 3.4.21 and Bundler 2.4.21.

A couple of noteworthy updates this month include the introduction of a feature to abort setup.rb for outdated Ruby versions (#7011), and efficiency enhancements enabled by removing Dir.chdir from subprocess execution (#6930). We also achieved a major configuration improvement by implementing a pure-ruby YAML parser (#6615). The documentation also saw significant improvements, with updates to the bindir variable (#7028) and fixes to invalid links (#7008).

Some other improvements that landed into our repo this month that are NOT included in the above releases are:

In October, RubyGems gained 160 new commits contributed by 22 authors. There were 3,940 additions and 1,149 deletions across 197 files.

RubyGems.org News

The updates to RubyGems.org in October reflect a strong commitment to improving user experience, enhancing security, and modernizing the platform. Here's a brief overview of the key improvements in the release:

In October, RubyGems.org gained 60 new commits contributed by 12 authors. There were 4,532 additions and 2,184 deletions across 181 files.

Total spent

In October, we completed 436 hours of development work and spent $65,431.60.

Thank you

Thank you to all the contributors of RubyGems and RubyGems.org for this month! Your contributions are greatly appreciated, and we are grateful for your support.

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November 30, 2023


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