In Place Editor - Dates

While browsing the API, I noticed that in place editing is going away
in Rails 2.0

http://api.rubyonrails.org/files/vendor/rails/actionpack/lib/action_controller/macros/in_place_editing_rb.html

1) Is the replacement plugin here? Is so, where can I find it and its
documentation
2) Does anybody have a solution for doing in_place_edit of dates, or
other valid column types? (integer, float, datetime, date, timestamp,
time, text, string, binary, and boolean
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/UnderstandingMigrations)