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Merb 1.0.7 Release Notes

We just released Merb 1.0.7. Some highlights:

  • merb-action-args doesn't break when you use a exotic defaults (like [] :P )
  • merb no longer drops a pid except in daemonized or clustered mode. This fixes a bug people were having when running rake tasks or merb -i on production servers
  • fixes a bug where partials with absolute paths were not getting implicit local variables correctly
  • caches _template_for, which should improve performance
  • adds better documentation for the block parameters of the router's defer_to
  • request() now goes through additional rack middleware, not just the default Merb application
  • fixes generated .gitignore to completely ignore gems/gems and gems/specifications
  • adds datamapper and do_sqlite3 to generated dependencies.rb
  • fixes outdated documentation in merb_mailer for using merb_mailer with TLS (gmail)
  • fixed at least one case where thor bundling was throwing an error related to full_name. If you encounter other errors, please report them immediately on the Merb tracker and tag them "bundling"
  • fixed an issue with merb-helpers where label() was ignoring passed in attributes
This is the first post-merge release of Merb. As you can see, we're still fixing bugs at a pretty fast clip. We *can* chew gum and walk at the same time!

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend. I, for one, am looking forward to continuing work this week!