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Re: Branches in Emacs Git repo

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Branches in Emacs Git repo
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:37:38 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:
> since I'm planning to start contributing to Emacs, and I don't want to
> break something, I'd like to learn which branches are exactly for what
> and what should I do (assuming I will get write access at some point) -
> for instance, should I create small branches for my patches?  Should
> they be branched from master?

I don't think that there are many rules about branches that are not main
branches, as it were. I've certainly made branches for smallish
features. I generally follow the "gitflow" convention with
"feature/my-new-feature" or "fix/my-fix", but this is just me. I think
very few other people do this. If I remember correctly, it's not
possible to force push, so you can't squash feature branches (remotely).

In general, branch from where ever you expect to merge to. Currently,
this means Emacs-25 iff it's a bug fix, master if it's a new feature.


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