Releasing Hyperclient

There're no particular rules about when to release hyperclient. Release bug fixes frequenty, features not so frequently and breaking API changes rarely.


Run tests, check that all tests succeed locally.

bundle install

Check that the last build succeeded in Travis CI for all supported platforms.

Increment the version, modify lib/hyperclient/version.rb.

  • Increment the third number if the release has bug fixes and/or very minor features, only (eg. change 0.5.1 to 0.5.2).
  • Increment the second number if the release contains major features or breaking API changes (eg. change 0.5.1 to 0.4.0).

Change "Next Release" in to the new version.

0.4.0 (2014-01-27)

Remove the line with "Your contribution here.", since there will be no more contributions to this release.

Commit your changes.

git add lib/hyperclient/version.rb
git commit -m "Preparing for release, 0.4.0."
git push origin master


$ rake release

hyperclient 0.4.0 built to pkg/hyperclient-0.4.0.gem.
Tagged v0.4.0.
Pushed git commits and tags.
Pushed hyperclient 0.4.0 to

Prepare for the Next Version

Add the next release to

Next Release

* Your contribution here.

Increment the minor version, modify lib/hyperclient/version.rb.

Comit your changes.

git add lib/hyperclient/version.rb
git commit -m "Preparing for next release, 0.4.1."
git push origin master