Arel merged to Active Record, faster image processing and more

Posted by kirshatrov, April 29, 2018 @ 12:00 am in News

Hello 🌧 from London! This is Kir, bringing you the latest Rails updates in this episode of the newsletter.

This Week’s Contributors

28 people contributed to Rails in the last week, including 3 for the first time! A big thank you to all of you!

If you’d like to see yourself on that board, why not check out the list of open issues, or get involved in the core discussion list.

Use ImageProcessing gem for Active Storage variants

ImageProcessing gem provides a wrapper around MiniMagic and ruby-vips, allowing you to change backends on the fly and benefit from libvips being up to 10x faster than ImageMagick.

Update ‘rails_welcome.png’ to reflect a more diverse population

The Getting Started picture that you can see in new Rails apps was updated with a more diverse population.

Support Active Storage attachment in presence validator

assert_presence_of now works with ActiveStorage attachments.

Merge Arel to Active Record

To simplify release management, Arel library hosted in rails/arel has been merged to ActiveRecord, and is now located in rails/rails.

As always there were many more changes to the Rails codebase than we can cover here. But you can read all about them here! Until next week!