Our Development Model

Our Development Model

Our model is a somewhat scaled-down version of how the Git project itself is run. We have one main branch:

  • master: release quality

In addition, we have:

  • branches starting with the two character initials of the author, e.g., db/1368 for Dave Brondsema's work on bug [#1368] or wo/contributing for Wolf's work on the CONTRIBUTING doc

'master' is stable, it will never be rewound or rebased. Feature branches are typically rebased to 'master' just before they are merged there. In the meantime they may be rebased or rewound as necessary.

As we get more contributors and start having "patch-churn", we will re-evaluate a dev branch, or a three-branch model, like Git. The third branch would be 'pu' (for "proposed update").


Tickets: #1368
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