Git Branching Strategy

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  • The master branch is the stable branch. Must be always in a releasable state.
  • Feature (named feature/issue) branches are created from master (issue is the tracker issue number that describes the feature).
  • Occasionally, feature branches can be created from other feature branches, although this is a discouraged practice.
  • Features may be experimental. If not pursued, branches are discarded without corrupting the stability of the master branch.
  • When a feature is complete, the corresponding feature branch is merged into the master branch.
  • When master has enough stable features, it is released
  • If an issue (typically a bug requiring immediate attention) in master is detected, a hotfix/issue branch is created from master (issue is the tracker issue number that reports the problem)
  • Once the hotfix is complete it is merged to master and any open feature branch (if needed)

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Please visit the following link to learn how to branch and merge with git

Sample usage

At any time, list the Maven-parent repository's branches on Gitea:


Then, by clicking on the "Issues" link, it will open the corresponding issues on the tracker system:


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