While the SitePoint crew were busy sunning themselves by the pool on our annual Xmas trip, the Rails core team packaged up version 2.0 of the Ruby on Rails framework and released it on the world. I expect the team probably had a fairly stressful weekend putting out a few fires (understandable given this is a major release). The result of their hard work is that, after only a couple of days, version 2.0.1 is already upon us.

If you’re using Ruby Gems, update your Rails install by typing:

gem install rails --include-dependencies

Our resident Ruby guru Myles Eftos has covered what’s new in Rails 2 and how you can best prepare for upgrading, so be sure to read up before you take the plunge.

Matthew Magain is a UX designer with over 15 years of experience creating exceptional digital experiences for companies such as IBM, Australia Post, and sitepoint.com. He is the co-founder of UX Mastery, and recently co-authored Everyday UX, an inspiring collection of interviews with some of the best UX Designers in the world.

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  • lirux

    If the standard gem install doesn’t work (gem not found), you might want to try using

    gem install rails -y –source http://gems.rubyonrails.org

    that gets the rails gem directly from rubyonrails.org’s gem server. Worked for me!

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