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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] git branching model
Date Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:04:35 GMT
The issue tracker
might also prove useful in evaluating it.

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Benson Margulies
<> wrote:
> 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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