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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: too long to package a release?
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:42:01 GMT
Thanks Joe, that makes sense to me. I support this endeavor.

On 1/2/13 11:36 AM, "Joe Bowser" <> wrote:

>On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Filip Maj <> wrote:
>> Am I correct when I say that, with this approach, master becomes a
>> of merge commits coming from dev, then ?
>That's correct!
>> A couple questions to follow up:
>> - "features get forked from stable" - forked from master, yes?
>Yes! Feature branches start off master, not off the dev branch because
>it's not stable and can change.
>> - "features, when ready, tested against dev branch" - what does this
>> Does this mean, you would merge feature branch into dev branch (locally)
>> then run tests to make sure things work?
>Yes! That way if things don't work, we know it's within the past month
>where we were changing things and have a much better shot of fixing
>them than if we're doing dev on master.  It's a nice process tool to
>have when you're working on a feature that takes multiple months to
>find where your feature breaks instead of hunting through a git
>history or spending hours blindly debugging.  I know that I've gone on
>way too many fishing expeditions in our source.

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