This week in open source

Mike Burns


The only user-visible change in cocaine this week was by Gabe Berke-Williams (gabebw), who modified the public API for CommandLine to change unix? from a class method to an instance method (4183c89). Otherwise it was more of Gabe refactoring things (ae8ae22 and 1b9742a) and Prem Sichanugrist (sikachu) playing with Travis CI (4eb18d2).


This week diesel, an abstraction and set of helpers for Rails engines, got a bug fix from Gabe Berke-Williams (gabebw); Gabe fixed an issue where setting the BUNDLE_GEMFILE environment variable could sometimes cause it to be duplicated (933d545). Along the way he and Prem Sichanugrist (sikachu) played with Travis CI, Rails 3.2, and other dependencies (1d19331, 7496d91, 39c84e2, 821e1cd, bb4e627).


Version 2.6.0 of paperclip is out! It has a bug fix: files have rewind called on them after being called, thanks to Kelley Reynolds (3b2b9bc). Justin Ko (justinko) made sure a non-Rails test suite can use Paperclip (67d5c0b and b0cb54e).

Internally, has_attached_file options are turned into an AttachmentOptions hash-like object (7f948f8, 9eda1bb, and 1f989ae), via Luke Griffiths (Sporky023). The afore mentioned Kelley Reynolds found a way to simplify the Filesystem#flush_writes code using FileUtils.cp (f8c2444). Prem Sichanugrist (sikachu) played with Travis CI (772c8e9) and Mike Burns (mike-burns) released version 2.6.0 (71d3f46).


Hear ye, hear ye, factory_bot 2.5.1 is out (13c58d2). With it Simone Carletti (weppos) gave us all the ability to pass traits to built_list and create_list (13129b0 and 6482a64); Erik Ostrom (eostrom) fixed the Cucumber step to use inherited associations (34c1bf9, 6cddb37, and 852eea8); Joshua Clayton (joshuaclayton) fixed #279 and #285 with some black magic around re-defining and undefining methods (f50550c).

Elsewhere, Gabe Berke-Williams (gabebw) found a way to re-write the entire gemspec (6e7e4ee) and also found six extra characters in a file (b63e389). Joshua Clayton (joshuaclayton) moved some exception classes around (98626c9) and set a minimum on the activesupport package (c103ca1).


As promised last week, version 0.9.0 of capybara-webkit is released! Thanks go to Matthew Mongeau (halogenandtoast) for this (bea4cbe and a6fde0e).


Gabe Berke-Williams (gabebw) found a way to re-write the README for fake_braintree this week (7d10953).

Project name history can be found here.

  1. Looking for FactoryGirl? The library was renamed in 2017.