So my first patch to Rails core was accepted yesterday. It’s a tiny, tiny patch. All it does is add a :method parameter to the auto_complete_field helper so you can do RESTful autocompletion (the filter query should be submitted with a GET, not a POST, if you want to follow the REST conventions).
No big deal really, but it feels good to finally be able to “give back” to the community in a way other than blogging and IRC help. You know, with like, actual code that benefits people other than just me. I’ve contributed to a handful of Java and PHP-based OSS projects over the years, but this is officially my first contribution to a Ruby-based project, and that certainly feels like a step in the right direction.