# Releasing ## Prerequisites * You must have commit rights to the Capistrano repository. * You must have push rights for the capistrano gem on rubygems.org. ## How to release 1. Run `bundle install` to make sure that you have all the gems necessary for testing and releasing. 2. **Ensure all tests are passing by running `rake spec` and `rake features`.** 3. Determine which would be the correct next version number according to [semver](http://semver.org/). 4. Update the version in `./lib/capistrano/version.rb`. 4. Update the version in the `./README.md` Gemfile example (`gem "capistrano", "~> X.Y"`). 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, and publish to rubygems.org.