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Release process

This is fog's current release process, documented so people know what is currently done.


fog uses semantic versioning (

When we release

Releases occur monthly and are manually handled by fog's Benevolent Dictator Wes (@geemus).

To request a new release please raise an issue.

Prepare the release

  • Ensure the code is passing on the CI server Build Status
  • Ensure the code is passing for live tests (Requires Credentials for all services)
  • Ensure working on master
  • Update the version number (lib/fog/version.rb)
  • Run rake changelog to update changelog.txt
  • Run rake release to prepare the release which does:
    • Prepares the release (rake release:prepare)
      • Builds the gem
      • Tags the commit
      • Creates commits for version
    • Publishes the release (rake release:publish)
      • Pushes commit and tag to Github (Requires Credentials)
      • Pushes gem to Rubygems (Requires Credentials)

Announce the release

Once the release is prepared and uploaded it needs to be announced.