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2013-02-04 18:10:09 UTC

After deploying version 0.9.5 of the Archive last weekend, we (along with the entire Ruby on Rails community) were alerted to a critical security issue that had to be fixed immediately. We had just upgraded to Rails 3.0.19 and were working on fixing an unexpected bug this upgrade had caused: work information in subscription emails had lost its line breaks and arrived in one hard-to-read blob.

We deployed the security patch, together with the updated work information code, last Monday, and are now working on the next regularly scheduled release. Many thanks to Elz, Jenn Calaelen, Lady Oscar, Sarken and Scott for their contributions to this code update! Some information about the current security concerns regarding Ruby on Rails, and the measures we take to protect our servers and users, will be posted later.

As always, you can find currently known issues (and some workarounds) on our Known Issues page, and you can always contact Support in case you run into problems or have any questions.

Release Details


  • Added a Tumblr button to the "Share" box available for all works: it will create a new Link post with work title, URL, and work information already filled in - you just have to add tags and push the button!

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded Rails
  • Fixed the "Share" text to include HTML for line breaks, making it display correctly in email notifications as well as any blogging platform that accepts HTML-formatted text
  • Also added Additional Tags to the work information block; they had been missing previously