The Rails Core Team and the Merb Team have agreed to combine their efforts to create a single, more powerful platform for Ruby. We at New Relic applaud this decision. We believe the last thing the Rails community needs is a battle over the framework that divides our efforts and fragments our community into hostile camps.
We look forward to working with the combined teams to support their efforts. As always, you can expect New Relic to support your apps when you migrate them to Rails 3.
Thanks to David Heinemeier Hansson, Tom Mornini, Ezra Zygmuntowicz, and the core teams from both Merb and Rails for making this difficult, but absolutely right decision.
You can read more about the decision and what it means at