Hello fellow Rubyists, this is Wojtek bringing you the polished set of latest Rails news.
We do like to "polish" things here in Poland ;-)
Aiming for 5.2.0 final version to be released before the RailsConf in April. Help us test it, to have a solid and stable release.

Big thanks to 16 people who contributed to Rails this week! If you'd like to join them, check out the list of open issues.
It's now possible to use environment variables and IAM roles to authenticate to AWS in Active Storage.
New version of mysql2 gem brings some bugfixes and features but also some backward incompatibilites. Check them out in changelog.
Speeds up usage of I18n.translate. Benchmark included in the comments.

Fixes encoding incompatibilites between Rack and Rails middlewares.

Qu gem wasn't compatible since Rails 5.1. Development was stopped in 2014 and maintainers have confirmed its demise.

Wrapping Up
There were many more changes to Rails' codebase, which you can check out here.
Until next week!
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