It's been fifty days since our last confession, so it's no wonder that this outpouring is by far the biggest yet in Rails history. It's absolutely packed with goodies ranging from a whole new framework for sending email to the smallest new alias for an existing method. In total we're just shy of 100 additions, changes, tweaks, and fixes.
This is also the release with the highest number of contributors. I've counted at least 23 different people with patches in Rails 0.8 — and there are many, many more responsible for suggestions and bug reports. This is truely turning into a community movement and I'm extremely pleased to be the steward for it.
Read more about the changes:
- Active Record (1.0.0): OO-style associations, serialization
- Action Pack (0.9.0): Builder, functional testing, performance
- Rails (0.8.0): Multi-word classes are now welcome, WEBrick binding
- Action Mailer (0.3.0): Easy email delivery and testing
Get it all from the Rails website, talk it up on #rubyonrails (FreeNet). Or even easier, just do "gem install rails" (or "gem update" if you're already running on Gem Rails) — you'll automatically install all the newest versions of the required dependencies.