public/.htaccess missing from Rails 2.1?

I just started with rails and have been using rails 2.0.2 up until
today. I did a gem install of Rails 2.1 and I noticed that when I
created a new project with: rails -d mysql projectname, I don't have
a .htaccess file any longer to tell Apache to execute the fcgi or cgi
scripts... Is this on purpose or did I do something wrong?

Has nobody seen this except for me?

This is by design, it's in the changelog for 2.1. There is an
example .htaccess in the README.