September 2023 Monthly Update
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One of the goals of this RubyGems release was to work on allowing RubyGems to gracefully fall back to a user install if the default gem home isn't writable. This will resolve a request some users of RubyGems have been wanting for eight years (#5327). Additionally, we updated the SPDX license list as of 2023-10-03 and raised Gem::Package::FormatError when gem encounters corrupt EOF (#6882), and ensured that loading multiple gemspecs with legacy YAML class references does not print a warning (#6889).
This month the Bundler team worked on Bundler’s performance and memory efficiency, reducing memory usage both during `bundle install` and when any command is run with Bundler. Some commands now use up to 25% less memory, saving as much as 10MB or more depending on bundle size, as well as speeding up boot time for Rails apps. (#6884, #6923, #6963, #6976, and others)
In preparation for the future release of Bundler 2.5.0, and building on the work of @segiddins and @mercedesb, we are improving the security of Bundler by adding SHA256 checksum verification of .gem files during installation, as described in this RFC.
Some other improvements that landed in our repo this month but may not yet be released:
- fixed a false positive SymlinkError in the symbolic link directory (#6947)
- stop Bundler eagerly loading all specs with extensions (#6945)
- added support for the version format ruby-3.2.2 in the ruby file: Gemfile directive, support ruby prerelease version formats 3.3.0-preview1, and explicitly reject 3.2.2@gemset because an separate .ruby-gemset file is preferred (#6954)
- reduced memory allocations for stub specifications (#6972)
- allowed standalone mode to work on a Windows edge case (#6989)
- improved release scripts (#6999)
- fixed the SafeMarshal test on jruby (#6984)
In September, RubyGems gained 116 new commits contributed by 14 authors. There were 2,455 additions and 571 deletions across 105 files.
This month in RubyGems.org, we fixed potentially exposed user emails by hiding gravatars for accounts with private emails (#3731, #4104). This ensures user email addresses stay private when users have requested that. We also opened an RFC to enhance user profile in general.
Support for PostgreSQL 11 version will end next February, so we created a plan, wrote reference scripts and started documenting the upgrade. Check out the Postgres upgrade RFCs to hear the plan and offer feedback! (#52, #53)
Some other improvements that landed into our repo this month are:
- added a log in Pusher when notify is called (#4072)
- added a versions index on lower(gem_full_name) (#4095)
- added backfill for spec_sha256 on versions (#4083)
- handled nil api_key in the dashboards controller (#4081)
- added a fix to precompile assets on CI before running tests (#4059)
- made all texts in the about page translatable. (#4063)
- made an update to only validate version metadata on create/change (#4100)
- updated RubyGems & Bundler (#4103)
In September, RubyGems.org gained 64 new commits contributed by 5 authors. There were 1,855 additions and 1,070 deletions across 90 files.
In September, we completed 359 hours of development work and spent $53,848.62.
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.
Contributors to RubyGems:
- @hsbt Hiroshi SHIBATA
- @martinemde Martin Emde
- @negi0109 negi
- @pboling Peter Boling
- @indirect André Arko
- @ytkg YOSHIKI
- @segiddins Samuel Giddins
- @krororo kitazawa
- @deivid-rodriguez David Rodríguez
- @yaauie Ry Biesemeyer
- @simi Josef Šimánek
- @byroot Jean Boussier
- @duckinator Ellen Marie Dash
Contributors to RubyGems.org:
October 18, 2023