This Week in Rails

May 17, 2024

Start of Rails 8 development, & released, Kamal by default, and lots more!

Hey everyone, Happy Friday!

Vipul here with the latest updates for This Week in Rails. Let’s dive in.

Development of Rails 8.0 starts now 🎉
This week marks the official start of Rails 8.0 development. Stay tuned for more updates on Rails 8.0 features and changes ahead 🎉.

Add Kamal by default to Rails 8
This PR adds Kamal for deployment by default, which includes generating a Rails-specific config/deploy.yml. This can be skipped using --skip-kamal. Check out more about Kamal on its official site.

Add support for :if_not_exists and :force options to create_schema
This change adds missing support for :if_not_exists and :force options to create_schema. and have been released
Two new Rails version have been released upgrading Trix to 2.1.1 to fix CVE-2024-34341.
Check here for more details - XSS Vulnerabilities in Trix Editor1
create_table :users do |t|
  t.timestamp :legacy_updated_at

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  alias_attribute :updated_at, :legacy_updated_at

then ActiveRecord would not resolve updated_at to its alias correctly and resulted into a query that updates the same column twice. This PR fixes the behaviour to correctly resolve the alias.

Support duration in ActiveSupport::XmlMini
Before this change ActiveSupport::XmlMini could not handle the duration type in XML, which is one of the primitive data type. This PR adds support for duration type using ActiveSupport::Duration.

Support touch_all in batches
This change adds support for touch_all in batches. This is similarly supported for update_all/delete_all/etc)

You can view the whole list of changes here.
We had 27 contributors to the Rails codebase this past week!
Until next time!

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