Active Support – Utility classes and standard library extensions from Rails

Active Support is a collection of various utility classes and standard library extensions that were found useful for Rails. All these additions have hence been collected in this bundle as way to gather all that sugar that makes Ruby sweeter.


The latest version of Active Support can be found at

Documentation can be found at


The preferred method of installing Active Support is through its GEM file. You’ll need to have RubyGems installed for that, though. If you have it, then use:

% [sudo] gem install activesupport-1.0.0.gem


Active Support is released under the MIT license.


The Active Support homepage is You can find the Active Support RubyForge page at And as Jim from Rake says:

Feel free to submit commits or feature requests.  If you send a patch,
remember to update the corresponding unit tests.  If fact, I prefer
new feature to be submitted in the form of new unit tests.

For other information, feel free to ask on the ruby-talk mailing list (which is mirrored to comp.lang.ruby) or contact [email protected].