What process do you use to fix the various problems the come about when you update your Rails version?
Ie., when going from Rails 1.2 to 2.0/2.1 I’ve had to monkeypatch Globalize to make it work. 2.2.0 RC1 breaks Globalize again (though just including a couple of the old methods makes it work that’s an unacceptable fix and I’ll be replacing Globalize as soon as I have the time).
2.2.0 also breaks the asset_packager plugin (AssetTagHelper has been refactored and rails_asset_id is no longer available). I can work around this by monkeypatching the asset_packager plugin but again it’s an unacceptable fix.
That’s just a couple of examples of the random upgrade pains. What I want to know is how do other people deal with these things? Monkeypatching? Waiting and hoping that somebody else updates the plugins? Googling for random blog posts?
I don’t have the time to fully investigate both the plugins and the changes to the rails codebase to find the best possible solution so what I implement are nasty hacks to get things working. It’s a terrible approach and there must be something better. How do you do it?