When should Discourse upgrade to Rails 5?

Hopefully this is all that’s needed:

https://github.com/mcwumbly/discourse-slackdoor/commit/26ec8b4bf84aca08596d85c5f2fc8c8f1efa5d12

(Wish I had CI set up for this thing).

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Nescis quid serus vesper vehat :first_quarter_moon_with_face:

Thanks David.

Note that, if you have written specs, all

xhr :method, :action, params

has to be re-written as

method :action, params: params, format: :json

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Thanks for the heads up @david, I’ve :wrench: my things. :smiley:

Is it safe to do an update of my forum at the moment? Are people finding any instability / upgrade issues post-Rails-upgrade?

Hang fire for now. @tgxworld is investigating a possible instability.

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Looks like @tgxworld has concluded his investigation. Should be safe to update, but it couldn’t hurt to wait a day or two more while we finish ironing out any additional unexpected issues.

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And if you use any non official plugins you’ll want to be especially careful.

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I’m with @pfaffman here. I just finished pushing updates to the majority of my plugins to cover this but I’m sure there are others still working on it.

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Thank you for your efforts! Does this mean that the username search related PR can finally be merged in? :slight_smile:

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/pull/4974

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@tgxworld I think the rails 5 upgrade may have introduced an issue with error handling in the application controller.

I think I’ve tracked it down to any call to rescue_discourse_actions which has include_ember: true. I use this in my category-lockdown plugin (hence why I noticed), but it is also used in core.

One example of this is the recovery from an InvalidAccess exception:

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/app/controllers/application_controller.rb#L143-L150

If you try and access a topic you do not have access to, the server throws a 500 error. This is the stack trace I get when reproducing on my dev instance:

Stack Trace
ActionView::MissingTemplate - Missing template topics/show, application/show with {:locale=>[:en], :formats=>[:json], :variants=>[], :handlers=>[:raw, :erb, :html, :builder, :ruby]}. Searched in:
  * "/Users/David/Web-Projects/discourse/app/views"
  * "/Users/David/Web-Projects/discourse/plugins/docker_manager/app/views"
  * "/Users/David/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.3.4/gems/discourse-qunit-rails-0.0.11/app/views"
:
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For a live example, try accessing a topic you do not have access to on meta (e.g. this one in incognito mode). Browser console shows a 500 error, and I would assume you have a sea of errors in the server logs.

Edit: it also looks like the handling of topic redirects is broken. For example, a link to

https://meta.discourse.org/t/automatic-second-post-wiki/70791/7

works fine

but if I omit the title:

https://meta.discourse.org/t/70791/7

bad things happen

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Thanks @david, fixed in

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/commit/4319d8a142ea23bdfc9025d137662aa17ac37bd0

Hmm can you still reproduce this? It isn’t broken for me anymore.

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2 posts were split to a new topic: Guessing the keyboard height on iOS

Great :smiley:

Yes I can. It only errors when I click the link in the topic - if I open in a new tab then it works fine. So I guess something going wrong with the routing logic on the ember side.

If it’s not happening to anyone else then I’ll see if I can isolate what’s causing it for me.

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It doesn’t seem to be just you, as your post showcasing it causes it here on Meta (at least for me). Normal click - Page not found error, Right Click open new window/tab - loads fine.

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@tgxworld can you repro the above?

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Seems like the following links do not work as well. This isn’t a Rails 5 bug but rather a mismatch between how the topic routes are handled by Ember.

https://meta.discourse.org/t/70791/7
https://meta.discourse.org/t/70791

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PR submitted in

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/pull/5212

@eviltrout Can you review this for me? Thank you!

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Sure, looks good to me. Merged.

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discourse_admin_statistics_digest plugin doesn’t use before_filter method
it’s not tied to controller

so it should be OK

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