GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS

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This week in open source

bourbon

As a programmer I love the change that made it into version 1.3.6 (10f978d) of bourbon: Phil LaPier (plapier) added to work done by Frank (frankzilla) to add a monospaced font family, $monospace—with support for Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, my favorite monospace typeface (3467fe3 and c86e5687). Nice.

paperclip

Friday saw a new release of paperclip (1cb40e3), in accordance with the prophecy. It contains Windows support, a bug fix, and two new features.

Prem Sichanugrist (sikachu) has been working on handling characters that are not URL-safe; to this end he added a :restricted_characters option to has_attached_file, with a default value of &$+,\/:;=?@<>\[\]\{\}\|\\\^~%# , which specifies characters to replace with an underscore, _ (8353518 and 604304e). Benjamin Hüttinger (maxigs) added the ability to pass a block, evaluated at runtime, for :fog_host, :bucket_name, and :fog_credential options (e049ec5, 2b562a9, 8742615, and 1c88a72).

The gem itself had problems installing on Windows because a bundled test made sure that filenames with question marks were handled fine; turns out this simply breaks on Windows. Even though no actual programmers use Windows, we removed the offending file (ed5cd9f). Jon Yurek (jyurek) fixed a long-standing bug where the RSpec matchers (validate_attachment_content_type, validate_attachment_presence, and validate_attachment_size) didn't handle the :if argument they were supposed to handle (5d4ba62).

capybara-webkit

A new release of capybara-webkit is in the works, and this is what you'll see in it: Matthew Mongeau (halogenandtoast) added the ability to trigger mousedown and mouseup events (51c4dfe and 16c1637) while Joe Ferris (jferris) has commands block until the page finishes loading (18607d0).

clearance

Oh sweet, a new version of clearance is out (6c0c070)! In it you'll find support for Rails 3.2 from Gabe Berke-Williams (gabebw), mostly in following deprecation warnings (6e57d10). Some prodding from Matthew Daubert (MDaubs) prompted us to upgrade cucumber-rails to 1.1.1 (691e867 and 91f4675). Dan Hodge (danhodge) dropped a totally awesome change on us, abstracting out the User class into Clearance.configuration.user_model, which can be changed at runtime (085a9b6, a582eec, and fc6af70). Dude, that's awesome.

fake_braintree

Holy cow it's version 0.2.0 of fake_braintree (0be2aea). In this Gabe Berke-Williams (gabebw) gave us the ability to specify a constant amount for a transaction (783719c), and mimics the behavior around customers with failing credit cards (a2ceb58).

factory_girl

No big news in factory_girl this week. Carlos Antonio da Silva (carlosantoniodasilva) updated the docs to mention that .stub is now .build_stubbed (<a href="http://github.com/thoughtbot/factory_girl/commit/08018f62a673d734b5cdd41deffa73f49f156f41" title="Change getting started doc to remove old "FactoryGirl.stub" method">08018f6). Michael Klishin (michaelklishin) fixed the build on Travis CI for Rails 3.2 by updating rubygems first (850116d). Joshua Clayton (joshuaclayton) found a spec that was not appropriately named, and fixed it (0d67a42).

kumade

While kumade did not see a deploy this week, it did see some feature improvements, some of which come with an API change.

The hook for running code just before deployment was originally run_predeploy_task but is now run_pre_deploy_task (764aebe). Chad Boyd (hoverlover) made this change so he could introduce the run_post_deploy_task, which is further exposed as kumade:post_deploy to Rake (da74087, f68a487, and 9679018).

Kumade now works with more stuff: Jammit 0.6.5 (ec63310) thanks to Vesa Vänskä (vesan), and Ruby 1.9.3 (8e73b90) thanks to Gabe Berke-Williams (gabebw).

Gabe also fiddled with some source code (7e0e11e, bb695b9 and 92aa8f4).

copycopter_client

A small documentation update occured in copycopter_client by Joe Ferris (jferris), reminding us that you can leave the name of the controller or model off of the translation key only when using t from a view (6416897).