On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 04:54:21AM -0700, Tony Quilkey wrote:
> Hi,
> I am looking at formulating and then documenting our vcs workflow
> using Git at work. I have an idea of how I want things to work, but
> am a little hazy on some of the details.
> Our basic workflow will be based around:
> http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model, with a few
> exceptions.
> We would like to create our release-* branches from the last release
> tag. From there, we would like the ability to cherry pick (or take
> the complete diff) commits from the develop branch.
> So, we are after is:
> 1) Create topic (feature) branches from develop, and merge back into
> develop when complete.
> 2) Once it is decided we are packaging a release, make a release-*
> branch from the previous release tag.
> 3) Cherry pick/merge/whatever any commits we want from develop into
> the new release-* until it is complete.
> 4) Merge the new release-* branch into master and tag it.
> Repeat as necessary.
> At the moment I am a little stuck on how exactly we can cherry pick
> stuff from develop into a release-* branch. I'm not even sure this
> approach is exactly what we should be doing.
> Our main concern is that at this stage, there is no guarantee that all
> commits within develop can be pulled into a release.
> In regards to how we can achieve the above results any input would
> be much appreciated. Or if there are any other better options
> available, I'm all ears.

A branching strategy should spring from your needs.  Since you are
basing it on http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/
I'm guessing you work on a product that's released fairly infrequently
and you only plan on providing support for the latest released
version.  Is that right?


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