Rails 3.2.8.rc1 has been released

Hi everyone,

Rails 3.2.8.rc1 has been released. If no regressions are found we will
release 3.2.8 final on Friday.

## IMPORTANT

We are removing all the deprecation warnings that we introduced in 3.2.x.
We have decided to stop introducing API deprecations in all point
releases going forward. From now on, it'll only happen in
majors/minors.

## CHANGES since 3.2.7

*ActionMailer*

* No changes

*ActionPack*

* Reverted the deprecation of `:confirm`. *Rafael Mendonça França*

* Reverted the deprecation of `:disable_with`. *Rafael Mendonça França*

* Reverted the deprecation of `:mouseover` option to `image_tag`.
*Rafael Mendonça França*

* Reverted the deprecation of `button_to_function` and
`link_to_function` helpers. *Rafael Mendonça França*

*ActiveModel*

* No changes

*ActiveRecord*

* Removes the deprecation of `update_attribute`. *fxn*

* Reverted the deprecation of `composed_of`. *Rafael Mendonça França*

* Reverted the deprecation of `*_sql` association options. They will
    be deprecated in 4.0 instead. *Jon Leighton*

* Do not eager load AR session store. ActiveRecord::SessionStore
depends on the abstract store
    in Action Pack. Eager loading this class would break client code
that eager loads Active Record
    standalone.
    Fixes #7160

    *Xavier Noria*

* Do not set RAILS_ENV to "development" when using `db:test:prepare`
and related rake tasks.
    This was causing the truncation of the development database data
when using RSpec.
    Fixes #7175.

    *Rafael Mendonça França*

* update_columns added. *Sebastián Martínez*

*ActiveResource*

* No changes

*ActiveSupport*

* Reverted the deprecation of ActiveSupport::JSON::Variable. *Rafael
Mendonça França*

*Railties*

* No changes

## SHA-1

* MD5 (actionmailer-3.2.8.rc1.gem) = 2e12c71925f8f7f5f05e3225f80e9359db8b0401
* MD5 (actionpack-3.2.8.rc1.gem) = d6947496fb560393d7eeb18fbb77e7ee2dff2a37
* MD5 (activemodel-3.2.8.rc1.gem) = 4be43d52aa3af70f154101b605ac80c45f0b68ff
* MD5 (activerecord-3.2.8.rc1.gem) = 84bc989af7f1bd2e9320fa39d80ca783e3499e94
* MD5 (activeresource-3.2.8.rc1.gem) = 0ba8e537711adabd81fec69f4762a32c5ceb381c
* MD5 (activesupport-3.2.8.rc1.gem) = 74c2445d8d2541e04e10a969d2ce14419ee3bb9d
* MD5 (rails-3.2.8.rc1.gem) = 470bc8d4402b44e9f5f82f0610d31e6e6945b897
* MD5 (railties-3.2.8.rc1.gem) = b615346580471aa6dcf338826824f78d0aec8512

You can find an exhaustive list of changes on
[github](https://github.com/rails/rails/compare/v3.2.7…v3.2.8.rc1).

Thanks to everyone!

The correct diff url is https://github.com/rails/rails/compare/v3.2.7…v3.2.8.rc1

Rafael Mendonça França
http://twitter.com/rafaelfranca

https://github.com/rafaelfranca

Quick correction ...

This

* update_columns added. *Sebastián Martínez*

Was never added.

So things are going to be deprecated by 4.0 and removed in 5.0? Is
there anywhere to see the new deprecation policy?

Cheers,
-foca

Deprecated by 4.0.0 and removed in 4.1.0.

http://twitter.com/#!/rails/status/230724881900261378

http://twitter.com/#!/rails/status/230725164298563584

http://twitter.com/#!/rails/status/230725393156542464

http://twitter.com/#!/rails/status/230725527235862528

Rafael Mendonça França
http://twitter.com/rafaelfranca
https://github.com/rafaelfranca