Rails 2.1 is now available for general consumption with all the features and fixes we’ve been putting in over the last six months since 2.0. This has been a huge effort by a very wide range of contributors helping to make it happen.
Over the past six months, we’ve had 1,400 contributors creating patches and vetting them. This has resulted in 1,600+ patches. A truly staggering number. And lots of that has made it into this release.
The new major features are:
- Time zones (by Geoff Buesing): Tutorial | Introdction | Railscast
- Dirty tracking: Introduction (partial updates) | Railscast
- Gem Dependencies: Introduction | Railscast
- Named scope (by Nick Kallen): Introduction | Railscast
- UTC-based migrations: Introduction | Railscast
- Better caching: Introduction
As always, you can install with:gem install rails
…or you can use the Git tag for 2.1.0.