Rails 2.3 test failure - is this all it takes?


On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 9:14 PM, Richard Lloyd


I just commented out line 10 from
activesupport-2.3.0/lib/activesupport/test_case.rb and the test ran to


Hi Rick, I would recommend following this tutorial for contributing
fixes to
the Rails project because Ryan B. does
a wonderful job:


In this screenast, Ryan B. walks through the entire process:

a) cloning rails
b) testing the part of the framework that you’re interested in (i.e.
activesupport in your case) before fixing and/or enhancing
c) if (b) passes, then your fix isn’t necessary. Otherwise, continue
d) create a separate branch for you fix
e) create the relevant test by adding it to the relevant test file or
creating a new one test file for it
f) execute the test file and it should produce the failure
g) edit the relevant source file
h) rerun the test from (e)
i) add documentation to the source file in (g)
j) commit the changes
k) perform a ‘git pull’ on the master branch
l) checkout your branch from (d)
m) add your changes to the last commit that was made by executing ‘git
rebase master’
n) generate the patch
o) submit a ticket to lighthouse with a title, description, and
tags. Then attach your patch from (n) to the ticket and submit it.

Last but not least, the Rails core group can be found here:


Good luck,