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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] git branching model
Date Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:03:00 GMT
I tried to use the bitbucket gitflow plugin. It worked great, until it
didn't. It would get into terrible, inexplicable, merge problems. No
one seemed to be maintaining it.

There's a new offering in this dept:

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 11:41 AM, Adam Taft <> wrote:
> One of the harder things with gitflow is using it in combination with
> maven.  It's ideal that the tags and releases are tracking closely with the
> maven pom.xml version.  gitflow, on its own, doesn't keep the pom version
> updated with the git release names.
> Because of the general importance of keeping releases and tags synchronized
> with the pom version, I think whatever we do, it needs to be approached
> with tools that are available through maven rather than from git.  The
> git-flow plugin (referenced by Thad) doesn't directly help deal with this
> synchronization, since it's a git tool, not a maven tool.
> I've been using, with reasonable success, the jgitflow [1] plugin, which
> does a reasonable job of following the gitflow model for a maven project.
> I don't recommend this plugin for NIFI, because it insists that the master
> branch is strictly used for published release tags (as per the strict
> gitflow workflow).  I just mention this, in reference to how some plugins
> are tackling the gitflow and maven synchronization issue.
> [1]
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 10:48 PM, Thad Guidry <> wrote:
>> Your on the right track / idea with Git-flow.  Your Master become primary
>> development of next release (with feature branches off of it).. while you
>> continue to have release branches that can have hot fix branches off of
>> them.  (don't use Master as your release branch ! - bad practice ! )
>> Here is the Git-flow cheat sheet to make it easy for everyone to
>> understand... just scroll it down to gain the understanding. Its really
>> that easy.
>> Most large projects have moved into using git-flow ... and tools like
>> Eclipse Mars, IntelliJ, Sourcetree, etc...have Git-flow either built in or
>> plugin available now.  If you want to live on the command line, then that
>> is handled easily by the instructions in the above link.
>> Thad
>> +ThadGuidry <>

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