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Releasing

Prerequisites

  • You must have commit rights to the SSHKit repository.
  • You must have push rights for the sshkit gem on rubygems.org.
  • You must be using Ruby >= 2.1.0.
  • Your ~/.netrc must be configured with your GitHub credentials, as explained here.

How to release

  1. Run bundle install to make sure that you have all the gems necessary for testing and releasing.
  2. Ensure the tests are passing by running rake test. If functional tests fail, ensure you have Vagrant installed and have started it with vagrant up.
  3. Determine which would be the correct next version number according to semver.
  4. Update the version in ./lib/sshkit/version.rb.
  5. Update the CHANGELOG.
  6. Commit the changelog and version in a single commit, the message should be "Preparing vX.Y.Z"
  7. Run rake release; this will tag, push to GitHub, publish to rubygems.org, and upload the latest changelog entry to the GitHub releases page.