This is the version corresponding to the first (paper) printing of the book.
The printed book is based on Rails 2.2.2. Rails 2.3 came out just when the trucks arrived with the books, so Sam is maintaining a list of changes at http://pragprog.wikidot.com/changes-in-rails-2-3
Basically an errata fix pass. The index has been updated, and we’re about to go to copy edit. After that, layout, and then off to the printer.
Mostly errata fixes.
In the I18N chapter, I’ve renamed locales from en-US to en and es-ES to es, to match Rails 2.2.2 defaults.
The book goes off to indexing this week.
We’re getting close to the final form of the book.
The book still has many layout issues: these won’t be addressed until the content has stabilized.
Over 200 people have contributed by submitted errata, and Charlie O’Keefe’s careful reading in particular is deeply appreciated.
Tidy up many reported errata. No new technical content.
All chapters, with the exception of Web Services which is likely to be replaced by a chapter on ActiveResource, have been updated to work with Rails 2.1. A The next push will be updating for Rails 2.2 in time for RailsConf Europe. This will be the version of Rails covered in the print book.
Following the announcement of Rails 2.1 this weekend, the book has been updated to use 2.1 features. It’s an important set of changes as (for example) migrations have changes, and route caching means that the application now needs to be restarted at times during development.
This release also address a number of errata.
Five new chapters were updated to Rails 2.0: Depot Administration, three chapters on ActiveResource, and the chapter on routing and URLs. Numerous errata and a number of forum comments were addressed. In particular, installation instructions on Mac OS X Tiger were updated. A number of screenshot images were refreshed.
First beta release