Neat. Keep swooping in to help and you’re going to get a costume and superhero name. :)
Really nice work and writeup!
Lack of any feedback from the repo maintainers would be such a let down for me.
The last time this project had significant activity was around 20 days ago. The pull request is aged at 19 days - I think it’s just unlucky timing. Perhaps the maintainer went on for holiday with his family? Perhaps he just finished a lot of work around the project and needs a rest from it? Perhaps he just doesn’t feel like looking at it now - it’s volunteer time.
Point is, don’t assume your work is unappreciated because you didn’t get a reply - open source is hard work but once you put things into the public time works for you, someone will see it sooner or later :)
Rubygems.org is maintained by the RubyTogether non-profit, which pays devs hourly for maintenance. The money is nice but it likely means it will take a bit to get approved for work. I’m guessing this also isn’t high priority – Rails 5.1 is working just fine.